Promotion of the Tamil language

news TN2016 Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 17:10

Going by the manifestos of all political parties in the state, Tamil Nadu is headed for alcohol prohibition in the near future.

Other than J Jayalalithaa who in one of her pre-election rallies promised phased prohibition,  all other political parties and formations say they will bring about prohibition.

Releasing its manifesto for the May 16 polls, the third front of the Tamil Nadu elections, People’s Welfare Front (PWF) too promised prohibition of alcohol if it comes to power. 

However, unlike its contemporaries, PWF made no mention of Jallikattu in its manifesto.

Released by MDMK chief Vaiko, the manifesto also promised the formation of an ethics committee to guide governance, a new ‘Right to avail Service’.


Following are the highlights of PWF manifesto

·         Total prohibition of liquor·         Formation of Lokayukta to curb corruption in the state

·         Penalize the perpetrators of war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils

·         To promote transparent governance, the ‘Right to avail service’ law will be constituted.

·         Formation of Ethics committee to guide government

·         Promotion of the Tamil language

·         Penalize the perpetrators of war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils

·         Freedom of speech, expression and opinion will be safeguarded.

·         Propose discounts for farmer loans availed from national banks. Also farmer loans will be cancelled.

·         Milk prices will be reduced

·         Will try to stop Karnataka government from building dams across Cauvery; will try to increase water level at Mullaiperiyar Dam to 152 ft.

·         Landless and poor farmers will be entitled to two acres of land.

·         Increase the production of electricity to ensure the state is a power-surplus state.

·         Samacheer Kalvi will be brought up to match the standards of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalayas.

·         Infants and school-going children belonging to BPL families will be provided with half-litre of free milk per day.

·         Fishermen families settled along the coasts of Tamil Nadu will be provided with free houses.


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