Palaniswami promises Rs 1,500 honorarium for women

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday promised a monthly honorarium of Rs 1,500 to women heads of families and six domestic LPG cylinders per year free to every household in Tamilnadu.

EPS said the honorarium will bring income parity. “While our party’s manifesto was being prepared for the past 10 days, information about such an announcement seems to have been leaked to Stalin, enabling him to hurriedly announce a payment of Rs 1,000 per month for women,” he told reporters at the party headquarters along with deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam.

Palaniswami said while the party manifesto would have many more such announcements, he thought it fit to make the two announcements on International Women’s Day.

“Our manifesto will meet the expectations and aspirations of all segments of people,” he said.