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Tamil Nadu's manifesto destiny

Tamil Nadu is known for politics of welfare: Many like to call it winning elections by offering freebies


Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
In its election manifesto released earlier this month, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu offered the voters free houses, free washing machines, 2GB data service free for one year to college students, and free cable connections.

On the other hand, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has offered Rs 1,000 per month to every woman-headed household in the state. But it also offered ideas. It told voters it would fight for Tamil Nadu’s autonomy and self-respect. If the DMK comes to power, it will reserve 75 per cent jobs in industry for Tamils, increase reservations for
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First Published: Mar 19 2021 | 11:26 PM IST

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