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Jaya promises free computers for school pass-outs

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Periyapalayam, Tamil Nadu, May 5 (UNI) In a last-ditch effort to woo voters, AIADMK Supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced her party will distribute computers, free of cost, to students who have passed out of school, if voted back to power.

Addressing voters at a meeting here, she said computer knowledge was very essential in the era of IT revolution.

As poor students cannot afford them, the AIADMK Government will provide, those who had passed the higher secondary examinations, with computers if voted to power ensuring their progress and prosperity.

Ms Jayalalithaa, who canvassed for the candidates of the AIADMK front on the third day of her last leg of electioneering in Chennai and Thiruvallur districts, also resolved to take steps for the abolition of Conditional Access System (CAS) in force in Tamil Nadu.

Recalling that CAS was implemented during the regime of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), in which the DMK was a constituent, she said it was enforced only in Chennai.

The AIADMK General Secretary said she wrote a letter to the Centre seeking the removal of CAS, following which the Union Government came forward to accede to the request.

But the Sumangali Cable Vision (SCV), run by the family members of DMK President M Karunanidhi, moved the court and stalled her effort.

''If the DMK really has concern for the people of Chennai, it should urge the SCV to withdraw the case from the court and enable the people to watch all channels,'' she said.

Ms Jayalalithaa also reiterated she would ensure the enactment of Cable TV Act, seeking to take over the control of Multiple Service Operators, including the SCV, in the state.

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