Did Tamil Nadu CM Stalin say crimes in state have gone up under DMK rule?

A post doing the rounds of social media is claiming that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin has said that more incidents of murder, robbery, rape, and kidnapping have taken place under the DMK rule when compared to the rival AIADMK’s rule.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  7 Jun 2022 6:05 AM GMT
Did Tamil Nadu CM Stalin say crimes in state have gone up under DMK rule?

Hyderabad: A post doing the rounds of social media is claiming that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K Stalin has said that more incidents of murder, robbery, rape, and kidnapping have taken place under the DMK rule when compared to the rival AIADMK's rule.

The post reads, "What AIADMK has not done in 10 years, we have done in 10 months. Murder, rape, burglary, and much more. – M. K. Stalin in the Assembly."


FACT CHECK

NewsMeter did not find any news reports about such comments being made by Stalin. If he had said so, it would have been in the news. Clearly, Stalin said no such thing about DMK and the rising crimes in the state.

The fact-checking team noticed the logo of 'Chanakya', a media organisation, in some of the viral posts. We searched for the same post on the channel's Facebook page but did not find any. However, the media outlet shared a similar post on the same day as mentioned in the viral post – 19-04-2022.

The post reads, "What AIADMK has not done in 10 years, we have done in 10 months" and credited the statement to Stalin. Clearly, the post was edited to share false news.


According to reports by The Indian Express and The Print, in March 2022, during an Assembly meeting, Stalin lashed out at the AIADMK for criticising his party for not giving effect to his poll assurances. Stalin said the DMK government achieved more in a short span of 10 months than the AIADMK, which failed to do so during its 10-year rule.

Stalin did not say that crimes were increasing under the DMK rule. In fact, he promised to implement the unfulfilled announcements of the AIADMK regime provided they are beneficial to the people.

Claim Review:Tamil Nadu CM Stain said there were more incidents of murder, robbery, rape, and kidnapping under the DMK rule as compared to under rival AIADMK rule.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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