Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday released the party’s ambitious manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, presenting a national outlook and promising to provide a corruption-free, performing government at the Centre which will implement Cooperative Federalism where the Centre and the states share the sovereign power equally, besides resolving national issues such as the black money menace and nationalisation and inter-linking of rivers.
The AIADMK is the first party to come out with the manifesto, which promised to provide a determined, bold and strong leadership necessary for taking strong policy decisions that would strive to uphold values of secularism, extend almost all key welfare measures being implemented in Tamil Nadu across the country, halt privatisation of public sector undertakings, increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders, rescind powers given to oil companies to fix petrol and diesel prices and include SC converts in the SC list. It also reiterated its commitment for a separate Eelam and press for a war crimes tribunal.
Releasing the manifesto at the party headquarters here, the AIADMK supremo said, “We have spelt out many policies and promised to implement several schemes not only for the growth and prosperity of Tamil Nadu but also for the entire nation.”
The manifesto focuses on all vital sectors of the country — agriculture, industry, fishermen, government employees, senior citizens, women’s welfare, etc.
“It is essential that a government at the Centre is formed, of which the AIADMK will be an integral part, so as to restore the rights of Tamil Nadu,” the manifesto said.