Union Minister Smriti Irani has challenged actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan to have an open debate with Vanathi Srinivasan, the BJP’s candidate for Coimbatore South constituency in Tamil Nadu, after he took on the Centre on problems with improvement in his campaigns. Mr Haasan can also be contesting from this Constituency.
Addressing the “North India Community Outreach Programme”, organised at Gujarati Samaj in Coimbatore, the BJP chief recalled that she had participated in a debate with him a couple of years again.
“I challenge Kamal Haasan to come for a debate with Vanathi Srinivasan, to prove to the people who is it that really knows the issues well, gives solutions and implements policies,” she mentioned.
Reeling out statistics on infrastructUre improvement, she mentioned the Centre has constructed 10 crore bogs nationwide, of which 90 lakh was in Tamil Nadu.
Similarly, the PM initiated the Jandhan scheme by means of which authorities was in a position to straight switch cash to folks’s accounts, benefiting 40 crore folks everywhere in the nation, of which 90 lakh had been in Tamil Nadu, she added. The state obtained 1.25 crore ingesting water faucets of the 5 crore put in in India within the final two years, she mentioned, talking in Gujarati and Hindi.
A central authorities scheme by means of which farmers get Rs 6,000 yearly had benefited 10 crore of them and 50 lakh of them had been in Tamil Nadu, the minister mentioned.
The Centre has additionally sanctioned 11 medical schools and an AIIMS for Tamil Nadu, she mentioned.
“All this was possible because the people of India blessed and elected Narendra Modi as Prime Minister… who chose to be the first public servant of the nation,” she added.
Appealing the folks to solid their votes for the BJP on April 6, she mentioned “Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) is coming not with torch, but on Kamal (Lotus).”
On why she targetted solely Kamal Hassan when different events, together with the Congress, had been contesting elections, she mentioned: “Congress is not at all in the picture.”