New Delhi: In an obvious display of competitive populism, the two main political parties in Tamil Nadu are using their election manifesto to woo voters for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. However, both the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam revealed their election manifestos, on Tuesday, in which a lot of promises were seen as common.
The AIADMK launched the “Amma National Poverty Eradication Scheme” which aims at supporting families living below poverty line with a monthly financial assistance of ₹1,500. On the other hand, the DMK has promised to give interest free loan of ₹50,000 to rural BPL women to help them start small businesses.
DMK has asserted that it would push for a probe by a joint parliamentary committee in the Rafale deal. The AIADMK has urged to call for an international probe into the alleged war crimes during the civil war in Sri Lanka and to release the seven convicts in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
With an eye on the assembly bypolls, the DMK has made specific manifestos for each of the 18 assembly seats. Both the parties have promised loans for farmers and education loans foe students.
Riding with the statewide opposition with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical studies, both the parties have promised to relieve candidates from the common test.