September 24, 2015
There is a huge wave of support for PMK in Tamil Nadu, Anbumani Ramadoss , the party’s Chief Minister candidate for the 2016 assembly elections, said in Coimbatore on Thursday.
He added that while people of the state have lost their faith in DMK, they are largely angry with the AIADMK administration. “I have been meeting people all over the state and they are largely favouring a young and educated leader. The support for me and PMK has largely increased over the last 7 months,’ he said.
Coming down heavily on the Dravidian parties, he added that people are not ready to accept any political stunts staged by Dravidian parties and are ready for a change. “The people of Tamil Nadu have been cheated by DMK and ADMK for the last 50 years. They are not ready to be cheated again,” he said.
The party’s manifesto, which was released on September 16 by the party patriarch S. Ramadoss, will soon be made public. “A new manifesto will be created based on people’s suggestions. After all, the manifesto is for the development of the state and its people,” he added.
Alcohol ban and healthcare
“Once, the party comes to power; the first signature would be for imposing total prohibition in the state,” said Anbumani.
He further added that a standard and common education system would be introduced in the state and multi-specialty medical college hospitals will be opened in all the districts. “All the hospitals in the state will be integrated. Generic and Siddha medicines will also be made available in all places,” he informed.
No more freebies
“We will not be giving out freebies. But, to farmers, we will provide a 5 HP solar-powered motor; and a tractor to each village. The party will focus on three important aspects of agriculture – farming; horticulture, and irrigation. We will appoint separate ministers for all the three categories and present an exclusive budget for the agriculture sector,” he added.
Anbumani added that the party will give an incentive of Rs.3000 per month for every unemployed youth who have registered with the employment exchange for more than five years.