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EPS opposes lottery sale in Tamil Nadu | Chennai Information – Kaiserin Magazine

CHENNAI: Former chief minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi Ok Palaniswami on Saturday warned the Tamil Nadu authorities in opposition to any try to reintroduce sale of lotteries within the state.
The Jayalalithaa authorities in 2003 banned sale of all lotteries, together with on-line, inside the territory of the state. In an announcement, Palaniswami mentioned the federal government would face huge opposition within the occasion of the state reintroducing the lottery.
“It’s condemnable that they (DMK), who claimed that they knew the way to shore up authorities revenues earlier than coming to energy, determined to carry again the lottery and switch the state right into a graveyard,” EPS mentioned, citing experiences of the federal government’s plan to reintroduce the lottery.
Palaniswami mentioned the lotteries had been permitted for a noble trigger initially however had been destroyed later by former chief minister M Karunanidhi, who had permitted the personal entities to affix the enterprise. The sale of lotteries of different states was additionally allowed then. A most of fifty differing types had been on sale within the vary of month-to-month lottery to single digit lottery. “Lotteries become an enormous gamble like horse races and card video games. The brokers from different states printed and offered to the folks as counterfeit notes,” the previous chief minister mentioned.
Harmless poor individuals who believed that they might turn into a millionaire quickly misplaced their household and life. The social evil destroyed the lives of the folks and plenty of innocents who misplaced cash took their very own life, Palaniswami mentioned. It was solely when Jayalalithaa took over the reins for the second time in 2001, she determined to guard the folks from the clutches of lottery robbers. Her authorities took a coverage resolution in 2003 and banned the sale of lotteries by issuing a authorities order, which was upheld by the Supreme Courtroom.

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