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Kamal Haasan Releases MNM Election Manifesto, Promises to Make Jallikattu Int'l Sport, Income for Women

File image of actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan (Twitter)

File image of actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan (Twitter)

Addressing a press conference at Coimbatore, Kamal said that by bringing in mono rail to all the cities of Tami Nadu, the travel woes of the people can be reduced and that it would be economical also.

Super star-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan has promised mono rails in all the cities of Tamil Nadu in his election manifesto for the April 6 Assembly polls, released at Coimbatore on Friday.

Addressing a press conference at Coimbatore, Haasan said that by bringing in mono rail to all the cities of Tamil Nadu, the travel woes of the people can be reduced and that it would be economical also.

By initiatives like skill development, women could earn as much as Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month and “that is what we call payment to housewives and not doles to them.” Haasan was the first to promise what he called in December last ‘payment’ to homemakers for their work.

The major parties of Tamil Nadu, the ruling AIADMK and main opposition DMK days ago promised Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,000 assistance to women family heads in their manifestos. Outlining his party’s manifesto, Haasan said facilitation is proposed to be made for homemakers to get suitable opportunities to earn and it does not mean doles from government treasury.

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Through such initiatives, the government would also not be burdened financially and at the same time women could get fair remuneration, commensurate with their skill and work, he said. Noting that the state transport corporations are in losses, he said that the party promised to make the employees of these government run corporations share holders to make these corporations profitable.

Kamal Haasan also promised all the state’s 234 constituencies will be made self-sufficient and that micro and medium-scale industries will be promoted.

He said that educating children will be a priority and focus will be on girl children, while promising 50 lakh jobs for youths in five years and also a woman only bank in each district.

The MNM manifesto promised to make “Jallikattu” an international spectator sport.

first published:March 19, 2021, 19:59 IST