Monday, September 11, 2006

We, The Staple-Outlook
S. Anand

After the J. Jayalalitha-led AIADMK crashlanded in the May '06 assembly elections, Jaya TV reporters conducted an informal survey among the fisherfolk of the tsunami-battered Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts. "Amma gave you everything after the tsunami: house, boats, nets, provisions, stoves. Why didn't you vote for her?" The reply was piercingly frank: "True, she rebuilt our lives. We'll always be indebted to her. But she did not give us a TV. Karunanidhi was offering us that and more. So we voted for him." Many had lost their TV sets too in the tsunami full story>>

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