We strive to serve the poor: Stalin

The DMK government is focused on improving the quality of life of the people and is striving to ensure every rupee spent on development reaches the last person in line to benefit from it, Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the ‘Thanthai Periyar Ninaivu Samathuvapuram’ (Periyar Memorial Equality Village at Kotai Vengapatti in the district, he said his government’s goal is to ensure every rupee spent by the government reached the last person.

The Chief Minister, who unveiled a bust of rationalist Periyar (E V Ramasamy) built at a cost of Rs 2.25 lakh at the Samathuvapuram, said former CM Karunanidhi built nine Samathuvapurams in the district and of them eight were inaugurated and in use by the people.

But the ninth one at Kotai Vengapatti in Kannamangalampatti village panchayat could not be inaugurated due to regime change in 2011, he said.