Tamil Nadu Elections: DMK, AIADMK promise freebies
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Both the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Freebies have been a success from the 2006 Tamil Nadu elections when DMK lured voters by announcing free colour televisions to households. That triumph led the major opposition AIADMK to announce similar freebies in their manifesto published Thursday.(DMK) and the (AIADMK) parties have announce "freebies" as part of their election manifestos in the lead-up to the vote in the south
DMK has announced free laptops to college students, kitchen appliances and modern networks to rural regions. The AIADMK, publishing their manifesto later, expanded on each of the promises of the DMK, plus offering 4g goldfor the poor, monetary help for rural households and fishermen, free rice, and more.
AIADMK manifesto addresses larger issues, such as taking on the near-monopoly of the cable industry television industry, starting new Power generation plants to address power shortages in recent years.
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