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AIADMK releases election manifesto, promises waiving of farmers’ loans

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Perundurai (Tamil Nadu): The ruling AIADMK on Thursday unveiled its election manifesto at Perundurai near Erode for the assembly polls slated to take place on May 16.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has promised scrapping of pending crop loans in the party’s poll document.

Some of the promises made in the ruling party manifesto are 50 percent subsidy for women to buy scooters, raising the level of water in Mullaperiyar Dam to 152 feet, 100 unit free power for all families and free wi-fi at public places.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the party’s mega Chennai rally this evening claimed that the BJP Government at the Centre has reduced allocations for various welfare schemes and blamed the AIADMK of having a tacit understanding with the BJP as it is supportive of the party in Parliament.

DMK chief M.Karunanidhi, who shared the dais with the Congress chief, said the deep relationship between the two parties date back to several decades and the previous UPA Government offered many prestigious projects to the state including the Chennai Metro train service.

Meanwhile, a total of 3,500 places have been identified as ‘sensitive’ in Tamil Nadu and adequate forces will be deployed in these areas for the May 16 Assembly elections. (ANI)

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