Shades of DMK promises in Congress manifesto for TN polls

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Chennai, Apr 28: Echoing many poll promises made by its key ally DMK, Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto, saying it would implement prohibition, end corruption and set up a Lokayukta, if the combine is voted to power, in the May 16 Assembly polls.

Congress said it would provide good governance by ending corruption and assured prohibition. The party said it would set up a Lokayukta and take steps to bring fishermen under Scheduled Tribes category.

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Waiver of loans taken by farmers from cooperative and nationalised banks was among the highlights of the manifesto. All such promises have been made by DMK in its recently released manifesto.

Seeking votes to unseat the "atrocious" AIADMK government, the national party promised a comprehensive agriculture, education and industrial policies.

It said backlog vacancies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes will be filled by holding a special examination.

The manifesto was released here today by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president E V K S Elangovan in the presence of party leaders, including national general secretary and State incharge, Mukul Wasnik.


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