Tamil Naidu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s super hit scheme of ‘Amma Mixers and Grinders’ has found a huge patronage among the women from the bordering Telugu villages and especially in Nellore and Prakasam districts. Priced between Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,500 respectively, the Amma mixers and grinders are being sold like hotcakes across several AP villages.
Telugu traders are buying the unused Amma Mixers and Grinders from Tamilians and are selling them off in Nellore and Prakasam for decent rates and minting money. Apparently, each trader is selling a minimum of 30 to 50 mixers per week.
Buoyed by the grand success of her freebie schemes, Jayalalithaa is keen on repeating the same tactic for middle-class housewives and students in the wake of the upcoming general elections which are due in mid-April.