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DMK chief MK Stalin's first 5 decisions as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, May 07: Hours after taking oath as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, DMK chief M K Stalin on Friday signed five files to implement major promises made in the party manifesto, including a covid pandemic time relief of Rs 2,000 for the people of the state, a cut in Aavin milk rate and free travel for women in state-run buses.

MK Stalin

Issuing his first set of orders after taking over as CM, Stalin also announced bringing covid treatment in private hospitals under a government insurance scheme, to provide succour to such people, an official release here said.

It recalled the party's promise of providing Rs 4,000 for rice ration card holders to aid citizens affected due to the pandemic and help them with their livelihood.

"To implement that, the Chief Minister has signed the order to provide the first instalment of Rs 2,000 in May itself at Rs 4,153.69 crore, covering 2,07,67,000 ration card holders," it said.

He also signed another order, reducing the price of milk supplied by state-run Aavin by Rs 3 with effect from May 16.

MK Stalin sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for first timeMK Stalin sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for first time

Women can travel free of cost in all ordinary fare city buses operated by State transport corporation from Saturday onwards and the government has allocated a sum of Rs 1,200 crore as subsidy for this purpose, the release said about another poll promise.

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    Further, he approved constituting an IAS officer- headed department to implement the "Chief Minister in Your Constituency" scheme, to fulfill another assurance of redressing people''s issues within 100 days of taking over, on petitions received by him ahead of the polls as DMK chief.

    He had then promised to solve the issues within 100 days of taking over as chief minister of the state if his party was given the mandate.

    Stalin's first 5 decisions as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

    • Rs 4000 for all ration card holders
    • Free bus passes for all women within town limits
    • Aavin milk prices reduced by Rs 3, a litre
    • Free Covid treatment in private hospitals;Govt will compensate hospitals
    • A new dept to address impending issues within 100 days.

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