AIADMK chief O Panneerselvam has termed the DMK authorities’s choice to introduce ‘Kalaignar Canteens’ as an try and “overshadow” ‘Amma Canteens’ began by the late AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.
Amma Canteens had been began by Jayalalithaa, fondly referred to as ‘Amma’ by supporters, in 2013. ‘Kalaigner’ is a moniker given to the late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. “It has been recorded that in the future, 500 community kitchens will be set up under the name ‘Kalaignar Canteens’. This is an attempt to eclipse the name Amma Canteens, and is being done with political motivation. I condemn it strongly,” Panneerselvam mentioned in an announcement.
Tamil Nadu meals minister R Sakkarapani mentioned the thought for Kalaignar Canteens with Union minister Piyush Goyal throughout a convention about state-sponsored schemes that may obtain funding underneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act. Sakkarapani additionally sought funding for 650 Amma Canteens arrange underneath the earlier AIADMK regime. The minister mentioned 2.15 crore individuals had benefitted from June to mid-November underneath the Amma Canteens scheme.
After the DMK got here to energy in Might this yr, a DMK employee was filmed attempting to take away the board of Amma Canteen outdoors an outlet. After the clip was shared extensively on social media, the MK Stalin authorities restored the board whereas the social gathering took disciplinary motion towards the employee.