Tamil Nadu Assembly elections: BJP to release manifesto on March 31

The manifesto of BJP for the May 16 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu would be released on March 31, party National Secretary H Raja said on Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016, 07:35 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Assembly elections: BJP to release manifesto on March 31
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Coimbatore: The manifesto of BJP for the May 16 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu would be released on March 31, party National Secretary H Raja said on Tuesday.

Policy about the prohibition will find a prominent place in the manifesto, Raja, who is heading the manifesto committee, told reporters here.

Some of the other features would be the plans to extract ethanol from sugarcane and upgrading standard of education in state board schools to that of CBSE level, he said.

On the alleged honour killing of a Dalit youth at Udumalpet, Raja said about 70 per cent of the assailants evaded punishment due to some loopholes while registering cases against them.

 Stating that there was no role for the Centre in such cases, he said the state government can directly approach CBI for a fair probe in such crimes. 

State BJP President Tamilisai Soundarajan said BJP was ready to go it alone in all the 234 constituencies if no party was coming forward to forge an alliance.

Talking to reporters here separately, she said a two-day special party meeting had been convened in Delhi from March 19 to discuss the coming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and West Bengal.

She also said BJP was gaining support from various sections of the society after the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the city.

On the 'honour' killing, she alleged it was a clear indication of deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

She wanted the Election Commission to take a special note of the situation.