Bettering the promise of monthly payouts to homemakers by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the DMK, Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam on Friday assured Rs 3,000 “value rights assistance” to them in its manifesto for the April 6 assembly polls, but maintained it was not a dole. IMAGE: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan during a press conference in Coimbatore after the release of his party’s election manifesto, March 19, 2021. Photograph: ANI Photo. MNM, making its debut in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls three years after it came into existence, also promised a monthly assistance of Rs 5,000 to select group of people, including those aged 75. The promise of Rs 3,000 assistance comes days after the DMK and the ruling AIADMK assured payouts of Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,500 to the women homemakers respectively in their manifestos. Outlining the key aspects of MNM’s manifesto at its release, Haasan, trying his electoral luck from Coimbatore South, told a press conference that through initiatives like skill development, women could earn as much as Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month and “that is what we call payment to housewives and not doles to them.” The manifesto said… Read full this story
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