DMK election manifesto, DMK, Congress, NEET, 7 convicts, old pension scheme, MK Stalin

The Dravida Muneetra Kazagham (DMK) on Tuesday relased its election manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. In its election manifesto, DMK promised to scrap the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and waive all education loans in Tamil Nadu.

“The NEET for medical admissions will be scrapped,” DMK chief M.K. Stalin said while unveiling the salient features of his party’s manifesto.

Against the backdrop of agitations by the state government employees seeking reversal of the new pension scheme, Stalin promised that his party would bring back the old pension scheme for both central and state government employees.

“We will bring back the old pension scheme for both the central and state government employees,” DMK chief said.

Stalin further said said the party would revert to the administered-price mechanism to regulate the prices of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas.

Other salient features in the manifesto includes doing away the direct cash transfer of subsidy for the LPG and bringing down the prices of cylinders.

DMK also promised to that it would release the 7 convicts serving time in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on humanitarian grounds.

DMK released its election manifesto two days after he announced its list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The list of 20 candidates includes the former Union Ministers Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja, and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi.

Earlier, DMK had stated that his party would contest from 20 Lok Sabha seats and the remaining 19 seats would be given to its allies, nine of which will go to the Congress.

The Congress will contest from Sivaganga, Tiruchirappally, Arani, among others. The party will also contest the lone seat in Puducherry.

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