Tamil Nadu will begin its polling on April 18 where the fate of the state will be announced on May 23. The political parties in the state, the AIADMK and the DMK, have released the election manifestos.
Chennai: The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday released their election manifestos for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Both parties have 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.
One the one hand, 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.
According to the DMK's manifesto, the party has promised to waive students' education loan, introduce reservations in the private sectors and restore old pension schemes for the central and state government employees.
The party chief also promised to regulate the prices of petrol, diesel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and exempt direct cash transfer of subsidy for LPG and reduce cylinder prices.
In the AIADMK’s manifesto, the party promised to “vigorously pursue” a national poverty eradication scheme named after former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and vowed to transfer Rs 1,500 per month to the target population under the Amma National Poverty Eradication Initiative scheme
The party also promised to seek an international probe into the alleged war crimes during the civil war in Sri Lanka.
All these plans and promises will be decided in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections results which will be announced on May 23 after the state goes to poll on April 18.
The polls will decide the fate of the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government in the state of Tamil Nadu.
According to reports, in 2014 elections, the AIADMK won 37 seats out of 39, making the party third largest in the Lower House. This year, both parties have entered seat-sharing agreements with their allies.
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Last Updated Mar 19, 2019, 4:15 PM IST