Chennai. In a humble gesture after her landslide victory, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa has decided to gift free mixer-grinders to the wives of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi as part of the implementation of her party’s manifesto. Amma had promised to provide free mixer-grinder to women and free bus passes to senior citizens to travel within and nearby towns.
A free bus pass could be given to Karunanidhi too while a ceiling fan is in pipeline for A Raja in Tihar jail, but a formal announcement is pending on these two.
“Amma wants to start her new term on a humble and pleasant note, unlike last time when she got Karunanidhi arrested in the midnight,” an AIADMK spokesman confirmed, “She has no ill-will towards the DMK family and is willing to treat them as equal citizens of Tamil Nadu. In fact, through this step, she has felicitated the family.”
Party sources claim that Jayalalithaa was sending out a message that she’d be completely non-partisan while implementing her election manifesto promises. Sources further claimed that the step also went on to prove that the promised goodies in the manifesto were not any type of “bribe”, as has been criticized by many commentators.
“That would have been a bribe if we had given them only to those who had voted for Amma, clearly the wives of Karunanidhi didn’t vote for AIADMK, unless you can prove the contrary,” the party spokesman argued, “See, we are not giving any mixer-grinder, ceiling fan, or laptop to Rajinikanth, who was reported as having voted for Amma. It’s not any bribe.”
“Rajinikanth doesn’t need any fans of course,” the spokesman cracked a PJ, reflecting the mood in the AIADMK camp.
Meanwhile in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has decided to gift a green colored Tata Nano to outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya.