Chennai: With the north-east monsoon expected to hit the state by October 27, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has appointed 14 ministers from his cabinet in charge of 16 districts. According to highly placed sources, in the coming days, the Chief Minister will appoint in-charge ministers in all the districts. In the urban local body elections to be held within four months, the DMK leadership wants to carry forward the back-to-back victories in the 2021 assembly elections and rural local body elections in nine districts.
The ministers will also have to take stock of the possibilities of spread of communicable diseases during the monsoon. Ministers have been given the responsibility of monitoring the welfare schemes of the government, expediting development works as well as carrying out emergency works in the event of natural calamities. According to sources, the aim is to motivate the grassroot level workers for the urban local body elections and get appropriate feedback on the exact requirements of each municipality.
DMK is planning to manage monsoon without any hassle and improve its image among the people of the state. The party, in a brainstorming session of its top leaders, found that the presence of a minister in charge of a district would help the government to reach the grassroots level in the right way.