Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Saturday (March 13) releases his party’s manifesto at the DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam in the capital city.
The party’s manifesto promises a reduction in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5 and Rs 4 per litre respectively. Additionally, the party will also provide a subsidy of Rs 100 on LPG gas cylinder.
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The list revealed that DMK chief, MK Stalin will contest from Kolathur, while his son, Udhayanidhi will fight from Chepauk-Triplicane.
The party, in its manifesto, has also decided to increase the quota for women in government jobs from 30% to 40%. A separate list of promises are made at a religious level in the manifesto including, temple renovation will be done at a cost of 1000crs, Mosque and Church renovation will be done at cost of 200 crores.
The party has taken a strong stand at empowering women in their manifesto as well. The party has promised to provide financial aid of 1500 rupees to 32 lakh women without family, unmarried above 50, differently abled women. Adding to this, women will be able to travel for free in town buses (public transport). Over 24,000 rupees financial aid and two months of maternity leave will be given to pregnant women.
Exuding confidence of a successful poll show, Stalin said the list released by him today was not merely that of candidates but a "success list." "It should be presumed Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) is contesting," he said about the polls that would be the first full Assembly elections to be held in the absence of both Karunanidhi and his rival, the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The assembly elections for 234 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu will be conducted in one phase on April 6. The counting of votes is slated for May 2.