AIADMK releases election manifesto, promises national poverty eradication scheme


CHENNAI: The All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday released their election manifestos and promised Rs 1,500 per month to needy families under Amma National Poverty Eradication Initiative (ANPEI).


"Based on the experience already gained by the AIADMK government in this regard, a direct transfer of Rs 1,500 per month to the targeted population of the poor and the deprived (people below poverty line, destitute women, widows without income, differently-abled, landless agricultural labourers, rural and urban manual labourers, destitute senior citizens etc) should not be difficult to implement," the party said.

Jayalalithaa is addressed as 'Amma' (mother) by supporters and the ruling AIADMK is already implementing a series of welfare measures under the Brand Amma initiative, including the popular Amma subsidised canteens.

The state goes to polls in a single phase on April 18.


With inputs from PTI


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