DMK on Tuesday promised to do away with the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions and ushering in quota in the private sector in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election.
“The NEET for medical admissions will be scrapped,” DMK chief MK Stalin said while unveiling the salient features of his party’s manifesto. Also to get back Education to state cause list been promised and this is to to stress state rights which was DMK party principle Policy agenda that made it to capture power in the state during 1967
Against the background of agitations by state government employees seeking reversion to the old pension scheme in place of the newly-introduced contributory scheme, the DMK chief said, “We will bring back the old pension scheme for both the central and state government employees.”
The DMK president said the party would revert to the administered-price mechanism to regulate the prices of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Another key feature of the manifesto is doing away with the direct cash transfer of subsidy for the LPG and bringing down the prices of cylinders.
Other highlights include usage of Tamil as a co-official language in Central government offices in the state,
The revival of Indian economy by constituting a high-level expert committee of economists, waiving off student loans and linking rivers in South India.
Reservation in jobs in private firms, Rs 50,000 interest-free loans for women willing to start small scale business, the re-initiation of Sethu Samudram project which is currently shelved, a reduction is cable TV rates, prevention of human trafficking, are some other things which have been promised in the DMK manifesto.
DMK During its tenure in power initiated Metro in Chennai also assured Tier II cities in Tamilnadu Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, and Salem will get metro rails.
Provision for free train passes for school and college students, measures to protect religious communities and promote communal harmony, among others are some other shall be taken up for implementation.
The DMK is contesting 20 seats in the state, and its allies contesting in 3 seats using DMK raising sun symbol hence effectively if DMK wins all the seats legally it means 23 goes to DMK way and like a repeat of 2004 General elections results if done in this elections then balance 17 seats goes to its allies.
The state goes to polls in a single phase on April 18. DMK President starting his campaign covering all 40 constituencies starting from March 20