The other unique thing about the AIADMK manifesto is that it has something for every political party as well. So theres the promise of trying to implement the Tamil Nadu policy of 69% reservations that should appeal to the BSP and the SP. There is the womens reservation bill that should appeal to the Congress, the interlinking of rivers that will appeal to the BJP. The BJP, or at least elements of it, will be thrilled with the promise to bring back the lakhs of crore
rupees of black money that Indians have supposedly stashed away abroad. Only essential goods are to be imported which, while not Congress policy, works well with the measures taken by it to reduce gold imports. There are many other promises to augment the resources of states that will be a winner with all regional parties. Truly a winner of a manifesto if it wasnt for the niggling doubts as to what this would do to the subsidy bill and the investment climate.