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After DMK, AIADMK promises release of Rajiv Gandhi killers in its election manifesto

In Its Election Manifesto, The AIADMK Promised That It Will Urge The Centre To Give Due Direction To The Governor Of Tamil Nadu For The Release Rajiv Gandhi's Killers.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 04:01:55 PM
After DMK, AIADMK promises release of Rajeev Gandhi killers in its election manifesto

New Delhi :

Following the suit after DMK's promise to release the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, the rival AIADMK on Tuesday said that it will also push for the release of the seven Tamil convicts. In its election manifesto announced on Tuesday, the AIADMK said that it will urge the Centre to give due direction to the the Governor of Tamil Nadu for the release Rajiv Gandhi's killers as ordered by the Supreme Court and approved by the state Cabinet.

Earlier in the day, the DMK had also released its election manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls. In the manifesto, the DMK has promised to make efforts to ensure the release of all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The manifesto was released by party chief MK Stalin. The manifesto also included abolition of NEET, citizenship to Sri Lankan refugees, and waiver of education loans.

The DMK also said that the Central Bureau of Investigation will probe former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s Kodanadu Estate Heist case. In April 2017, a security guard of the Kodanad estate, Jayalalithaa’s retreat home in the Nilgiris, was found dead.

During the probe it was found that Jayalalithaa’s former driver C Kanagaraj and one KV Sayan had allegedly plotted the crime. Police arrested 10 people in connection with the case.

The manifesto also mentioned a proposal for full-fledged statehood for Puducherry and compensation to victims of demonetisation will be given. The DMK also promised to restart the Sethu Samudhram project and keep petrol, diesel and gas prices under control. Besides, administration pricing mechanism will be implemented and a law will be formulated to curb human trafficking.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2019, 12:24:55 PM