Chennai: A day after assuring the waiver of crop loans of small and marginal farmers in its manifesto, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday (March 20) said that it would extend the benefit to all sections of ryots.

With respect to the wishes of farmers and leaders of alliance parties, the DMK headquarters said it would "fully waive the crop loans of all the farmers," not only the small and marginal sections.

According to reports, the party made the announcement amending the manifesto released on March 19.

Besides assuring waiver of crop loans of small farmers, party chief MK Stalin had also promised supply of farm inputs, including seeds and fertilisers in subsidy.

The AIADMK's manifesto too said it would urge the Centre to come up with a firm policy to waive the loans obtained by small and medium farmers in the country.

Earlier, on Tuesday, both the parties (DMK and AIADMK) promised to release the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case and to scrap the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medicine entrance examinations, among other promises.

The party chief MK Stalin released the DMK's manifesto, on the other, AIADMK’s manifesto was unveiled by Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam.