Congress party in Tamil Nadu has released its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. The party said that it will setup Lokayukta as soon as it comes to power in the state.
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee released the manifesto in the presence of state president EVKS Elangovan, Rajya Sabha MP EMS Nachiappan and other leaders in Chennai on April 27. The manifesto said that it will legalise Jallikattu if it comes to power.
“The manifesto is our commitment to bring back glorious days once again in Tamil Nadu. It is also a promise to take Tamil Nadu to newer heights in various fields, including human development and infrastructure development,” said the Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik.
Manifesto also said that it would implement various Central schemes that were launched during the UPA 1 and UPA 2 regimes which were not been implemented by Jaya government in the State.
“If the DMK-led Congress alliance came to power it would fully implement schemes, including the Food Security Act, Right to Education Act, Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Forest Rights Act, Right to Information Act and the Hindu Succession Act, says the election manifesto.
Manifesto also promised to provide pensions to farmers above the age of 60 will be provided a grant of Rs.2000 every month. It had also promised to pay Rs.150/per day and Rs.6500 for 40 days during a posed ban on fishing. Pitching to improve medical condition of the state it had also proposed to build medical college in every district.
The Congress party had entered into a tie up with DMK as its ultimate aim is to defeat the ruling AIADMK.