PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss is making promises of liquor prohibition and a "life of dignity" to women voters in Chennai during his campaign 'The Chennai We Want'.
During his campaign in Taramani on Sunday, he said that lower and upper middle class families are not able to save money due to high cost of living and because "men waste money their earnings on alcohol." He also added that school children in rural and urban areas in the state also connsume alcohol and use tobacco, according to TOI.
Criticizing the government's scheme 'gold for thali' he said, "They give women gold for thalis on one side and then break the thali (widow them) by opening liquor shops."
He also said that he does not beleive in giving out freebies. "I will not give you any item in your hand, no mixie or grinder. I will give you free education, I will create employment opportunities for your children. I will help you live with dignity and self-respect without depending on anyone," said Anbumani, reported by TOI.
He visited residents of T Nagar, Anna Salai, Royapettah, RK Salai, Alwarpet, Teynampet, Kotturpuram, Taramani and other areas.