NEW DELHI: Levelling a critical cost forward of the April 6 Tamil Nadu meeting elections, DMK president MK Stalin on Thursday accused the AIADMK of copying its ballot manifesto. He additionally alleged that the ruling celebration didn’t fulfil its guarantees made in its manifestos of the earlier elections.
“A manifesto has been launched on the ruling celebration’s behalf which is a duplicate of DMK’s manifesto,” Stalin mentioned.
Each the AIADMK and the DMK have made a typical promise of giving monetary help of Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,500 per thirty days to ladies household heads. That is simply one of many widespread guarantees contained within the manifestos of each the events.
Whereas Stalin accused the AIADMK of “copying” its assurance, the ruling celebration mentioned its proposed electoral guarantees had been “leaked”.
Stalin additional mentioned the AIADMK’s guarantees made forward of 2011 and 2016 meeting polls haven’t been stored.
The AIADMK has now given a slew of assurances and other people knew which of these might be honoured and several other of its guarantees can’t be fulfilled, Stalin mentioned in his marketing campaign at Gummidipoondi close to Chennai.
Stalin mentioned chief minister Ok Palaniswami‘s announcement of farm mortgage waiver is simply to hoodwink the individuals and solely “Rs 5,000 crore has been waived as in opposition to the promise of Rs 14,000 crore”.
A sum of Rs 5,000 crore was allotted in the direction of the Rs 12,110.74 crore crop mortgage waiver scheme within the interim price range for 2021-22.
He mentioned guarantees made throughout earlier elections, together with offering cell phones, constructing 10 lakh homes and bringing down cable tv tariff to Rs 70 weren’t carried out.
“They mentioned Tiruchirappalli, Madurai and Coimbatore would get Monorail. It stays solely on paper,” he mentioned and in addition faulted the AIADMK authorities for permitting the Nationwide Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Check within the state.
Whereas the AIADMK didn’t meet its guarantees, the DMK adopted the dictum of late celebration patriarch ‘Kalaignar’ (M Karunanidhi) of assuring solely issues that might be honoured and honouring the commitments made, he mentioned.
Stalin underscored his celebration’s assurances like Rs 1,000 “rights” help per thirty days to ladies household heads, fare-free journey for ladies in native buses, waiver of farm loans in cooperative banks and growing job quota for ladies to 40 per cent from 30 per cent in state companies.
(With company inputs)