Populist AIADMK manifesto promises aplenty

AIADMK manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls was released on Sunday.

The 163-point manifesto includes govt jobs, 50 per cent  concession for women in town buses, increase in maternity leave for govt staff to 12 months.

From free washing machines, solar powered cooking stoves to free two-wheeler driving licence for anyone over 18, the AIADMK manifesto promised to pamper the public with everything one could possibly imagine if voted back to power.

AIADMK Convenor O Panneerselvam, co-convenor Edappadi K Palaniswami, deputy convenors, Ministers and party seniors together released their party’s promise to the public, which also includes free housing for all under the Amma Housing scheme, government job for one person in every family and even 2 GB data for students. The AIADMK had earlier announced Rs 1,500 for all women ration card holders and six free LPG gas cylinders on International Womens’ Day.

The interests of students was also taken care of through announcements such as education loan waiver, extension of free laptops scheme to students of self-finance classes and so on.

Similarly, social welfare measures such as increase in pension for old age persons from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 per month, increase in monthly assistance for differently-abled persons from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500, increase in marriage assistance for graduate women from Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 and for non-graduate women from Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000, were also announced.