Kanimozhi claimed that AIADMK’s promise of providing scooters for women at subsidized rates will impact the state treasury

Scooter subsidy unsustainable otherwise AIADMK manifesto a copy of DMKsKanimozhi
news TN2016 Friday, May 06, 2016 - 16:16

DMK MP and daughter of party chief Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi on Friday alleged that the AIADMK manifesto was a copy of the DMK manifesto, Thanthi TV reported.

Addressing reporters at Tuticorin airport, Kanimozhi claimed that AIADMK’s promise of providing scooters for women at subsidized rates is going to heavily impact the state treasury.

“I thought Jayalalithaa was taking her time to write the manifesto. Only yesterday did I understand that she simply photocopied the DMK manifesto. The only new scheme she has announced is the subsidized scooters for women. I believe that alone is going to cost the treasury around fifty thousand crores,” said Kanimozhi, adding that she was sceptical about the feasibility of the scheme.

With just ten days remaining for the state assembly elections, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa released the party’s manifesto on Thursday evening at the Erode rally.

Apart from announcing subsidized scooties for women, Jayalalithaa extended maternity leave to nine months and also increased maternity assistance to the tune of Rs.18,000

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