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Kamal Haasan unveils MNM manifesto: Promises income for housewives, employment opportunities for youth

Focussing on women empowerment, the MNM promised income for housewives by honing their skills.
 

Kamal Haasan unveils MNM manifesto: Promises income for housewives, employment opportunities for youth-dnm
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Chennai, First Published Mar 19, 2021, 3:41 PM IST
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Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday released Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) manifesto for the upcoming Tamil Nadu election 2021.

Focussing on women empowerment, the MNM promised income for housewives by honing their skills.

By 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."

Haasan was the first to promise what he called in December last 'payment' to homemakers for their work.

The major parties of Tamil Nadu, the ruling AIADMK and main opposition DMK days ago promised Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,000 assistance to women family heads in their manifestos. AIADMK top leader and Chief Minister K Palaniswami had promised six cooking gas cylinders free of cost to families in a year

Addressing the press conference, the actor-turned-politician, said his party would create 50 lakh employment opportunities for the youth.

The new entrant in the Tamil Nadu election arena, MNM promised incentives for youth entrepreneurs.

Haasan's outfit also assured that the standard of government schools would be lifted to that of international standards:

While focussing on the economy, Haasan said the government departments involved in power generation and distribution corporation, state-run transport entities were facing losses. The MNM chief said if employees of transport corporations are made 'shareholders', the government-run enterprises could earn profits.

234 Assembly seats of Tamil Nadu will go to polls in single-phase on April 6. The results will be announced on May 2.

Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam will contest from 154 segments out of the 234 constituencies in the upcoming Tamil Nadu polls. MNM had inked an agreement with actor-politician Sarathkumar’s All India Samathuva Makhal Katchi and Indiya Jananayaka Katchi to jointly fight the polls. AISMK and IJK would contest from 40 seats each. The primary goal was to contest polls in alliance with a “promise for change and emerge victorious to form the government,” the agreement between the parties said.

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