Coimbatore: 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 be contesting from this Constituency.
Addressing the “North India Neighborhood Outreach Programme”, organised at Gujarati Samaj in Coimbatore, the BJP chief recalled that she had participated in a debate with him just a few years again.
“I problem Kamal Haasan to come back for a debate with Vanathi Srinivasan, to show to the individuals who is it that basically is aware of the problems nicely, offers options and implements insurance policies,” she mentioned.
Reeling out statistics on infrastructUre improvement, she mentioned the Centre has constructed 10 crore bathrooms nationwide, of which 90 lakh was in Tamil Nadu.
Equally, the PM initiated the Jandhan scheme via which authorities was capable of straight switch cash to individuals’s accounts, benefiting 40 crore individuals all around the nation, of which 90 lakh have been in Tamil Nadu, she added. The state acquired 1.25 crore consuming 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 via which farmers get Rs 6,000 yearly had benefited 10 crore of them and 50 lakh of them have 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 attainable as a result of the individuals of India blessed and elected Narendra Modi as Prime Minister… who selected to be the primary public servant of the nation,” she added.
Interesting the individuals to forged their votes for the BJP on April 6, she mentioned “Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) is coming not with torch, however on Kamal (Lotus).”
On why she targetted solely Kamal Hassan when different events, together with the Congress, have been contesting elections, she mentioned: “Congress is in no way within the image.”