Madurai, Feb 27 (PTI) Union Minister M K Alagiri today laid the foundation stone for a Rs 780-crore drinking water scheme here and said the welfare schemes launched by his father and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi will help DMK to retain power in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, due in May.
"People will remember Karunanidhi for his schemes and elect him not only for the sixth time but even the seventh time," he said after laying the foundation stone for the comprehensive Cauvery drinking water scheme.
The Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Anna University (Madurai) campus and inaugurated the extended buildings of Government Rajaji hospital and colonies of Housing Board and Slum Clearance Board.
Alagiri, representing Madurai in Lok Sabha, had allocated Rs 1.5 crore from MP''s Local Area Development Fund to set up water treatment plants to 15 slum areas in the city.