In TamilNadu, for the upcoming elections, DMK releases its manifesto.
The party had also promised for setting up the Lokayukta and a total prohibiton, if it is rethroned in TamilNadu.
They also had promised a reduction in the price of in state-run Aavin Milk price by Rs 7 a litre, rebirth of the Legislative Council, and to include Sethusamudram project in the manifesto for Assembly elections that are going to held on May 16.
Unlike last year, DMK didn’t announce any populist freebie schemes but promised several concessions and waivers for various sections of people.
It included free milk in nutritious meal scheme, Rs 60,000 assistance to women for marriage, mobile phones for the poor at concessional prices, free wi-fi Internet for students and waiver on crop and educational loans.
On some of the ongoing schemes like marriage assistance plan,DMK had promised improvement.
Rs 50,000 assistance and gold for mangalsutra have been promised by the the AIADMK government currently.
It assured ‘Anna (on the name of DMK founder and former Chief Minister CN Annadurai) Unavagam,” in the place of Amma Unavagam, a cost-effective chain of state-run canteens. Releasing the manifesto, Karunanidhi attacked AIADMK chief and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa over her promise of implementing prohibition in a phase manner and dismissed it as “deceitful”.
TASMAC, state-run liquor outlet employees will be provided with different employment he further added.
In TamilNadu, in central government offices Tamil will be introduced as “co-official language”.
A separate budget for agriculture and crop loan for small and micro farmers is also promised by him.
Based on PMK’s theme, a seperate farm budget and student loan have been promised by DMK.
Manifesto also stated that by 50 more days, 100-day employment scheme will be extended .
9 month maternity leave for government employees, uninterrupted power supply, desalination plants in coastal districts, satellite town at Vandalur have been promised by DMK.
He said a separate minister will take care of water resources management. “We need a minister to prevent flooding in Chennai,” he said.
Rs 2000 crore to help prevent flooding have been promised in order to check 200 dams. Rs 10,000 crore have been promised by the DMK in order to desilt the water bodies like lakes.