Petrol prices to be cut by Rs 5, Rs 100 subsidy on LPG cylinder: DMK’s Tamil Nadu poll manifesto

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Updated: Mar 30, 2021 4:08 PM

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections DMC Manifesto: DMK has promised a reduction in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5 and Rs 4 per litre respectively in its election manifesto

DMK Poll Manifesto Tamil NaduThe DMK also promised free computer tablets with data card for students and a law to provide 75 per cent reservation for locals in private jobs.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections DMC Manifesto: MK Stalin-led DMK today released its poll manifesto for Tamil Nadu elections 2021 promising a reduction in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5 and Rs 4 per litre respectively. The party has also promised a subsidy of Rs 100 on the LPG gas cylinder, similar to that of TTV Dhinakaran-led AMMK. The DMK also promised free computer tablets with data card for students
and a law to provide 75 per cent reservation for locals in private jobs. Releasing the manifesto, Stalin said that first generation graduates will be given preference in government jobs. The party also promised to increase percentage of women’s reservation in government jobs.

The party also promised subsidies for small farmers. The party also promised one-time financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to one lakh persons going on pilgrimage to major Hindu temples. Other key promises featured in the party’s poll manifesto included increase in maternity leave period, a law to ban NEET and steps to expedite the submission of a committee (Arumughasamy Committe) report formed to probe the circumstances leading to the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The party also promised an allocation of Rs 1000 crore for renovation and consecration of Hindu temples and Rs 200 crore for churches and mosques. The poll manifesto also listed better water management, supply of clean drinking water, hiking old age pension and establishment of ‘Kalaignar
Unavagam’ eateries as part of hunger eradication among various other promises.

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