Chennai, May 16: Jobs will be a big factor in this year's Assembly election in Tamil Nadu, feels veteran journalist Narasimhan Ram.
Speaking to NewsX, Ram said employment and under-employment will be big issues as young men and women better jobs. [Updates: TN, Puducherry elections 2016]
The former editor-in-chief of Hindu said questions like who would govern Tamil Nadu better, what are the better alternatives for the people of the state---would be important to answer.
On cash distribution fiasco, Ram calls it "blatant"
When asked about the seizure of huge amounts of cash just ahead of the election, Ram said distribution of money undermines democracy and the thing was being done blatantly. He said the Election Commission did well in blowing whistle on the matter here and there but it has not been successful in stopping that. He said the problem has only gone bigger compared to in the past.
Third Front will make difference if it can get 15-20% vote
On a query about the prospects of the Third Front led by Vijaykanth's DMDK this time and its possibility of eating into the votes of both the AIADMK and DMK, Ram said it is difficult to say. He said if the front manages 15-20 per cent of vote-share, it may make a difference; but if it is less than 10 per cent, then there is less chance.
jobs, unemployment, under employment, proliferation of pvt institutions, young people want jobs.