Salem-Chennai Expressway plan has 89% takers, says K Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the land acquisition proceedings for the Salem-Chennai Expressway project was not opposed by as many as 89% of the people. "..The idea is not to cause inconvenience to anyone...it is the duty of the government to fulfill the needs of the people...," he said on the expressway project in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Read more.
Many people desire the scheme, only 11% opposed it: Palaniswami
Palaniswami further said, "Many people desire the scheme while some are against it..on the whole, 89% of people did not oppose land acquisition proceedings for the project and it was only 11% who opposed." The Madras High Court had yesterday reserved its orders on a batch of writ petitions, challenging land acquisition proceedings for the proposed eight-lane Salem-Chennai green corridor project.
Farmers, public opposing this highway project
The highway project was opposed by sections of farmers, and the public as well. Addressing about 1,000 people, who joined the ruling party in his presence from various parties including the DMK on December 14, the Chief Minister had said that he exemplified the fact that even an ordinary party worker could occupy top positions in the AIADMK.
Palaniswami recalled his journey from branch secretary to Chief Minister
Palaniswami besides being the co-coordinator of the AIADMK is also the headquarters secretary and Salem rural district secretary. Noting that the AIADMK was a cadre centric party, the Chief Minister said he too began his career in the party as a modest branch secretary of Siluvampalayam in the district and went on to occupy the post of Chief Minister in the government.