Tamil Nadu: Former Cabinet minister questions Thambidurai over delay in construction of medical college

Senthil Balaji claimed that Thambidurai and MR Vijayabhaskar were trying to block the construction of a government medical college in Vaangal, Aravakurichi constituency.

Former Transport Minister and MLA from Aravakurichi, Senthil Balaji has raised a rebellious voice against Thambidurai and Kadambur Raju. Balaji claimed that both Thambidurai as MP and MR Vijayabhaskar were trying to block the construction of a government medical college in Vaangal, Aravakurichi constituency.

Balaji alleged that former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa had initiated the project to construct the college and questioned as to why Thambidurai was trying to postpone it.

Interestingly, Balaji, who was a prominent minister in Jayalalithaa's 2011-2016 Cabinet got into her bad books when information about her plans to introduce alcohol prohibition in the state was allegedly leaked. Irked Jayalalithaa immediately removed him from the Cabinet.

Balaji faced more bad time when the Election Commission had to rescind elections in his constituency along with Thanjavur, saying that it could not control the huge amount of money being distributed among voters to buy their votes.

Also, Balaji was one of the few MLAs who didn't take any side during the past week's high drama when the Cabinet ministers ousted TTV Dinakaran from the AIADMK. Few AIADMK leaders claim that Thambidurai, from whom Dinakaran had much hopes, sided with EPS which was close to betrayal and Balaji is now being used to pull at least a few MLAs to hold stake in the party in place of Dinakaran.

However, Balaji for now claims that he'll fast on April 28 and is ready to sacrifice his life, if needed to get the government medical college.

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