Elections bring out one of the most interesting manifestoes around the world and India is no different. With the state polls scheduled to happen in a few places in India, politicians are bringing out some of the most ambitious promises to woo the citizens and win the election. Here is one politician who is promising several freebies including a car worth Rs 20 lakh for everyone.
A total of five states will hold elections in a couple of days from now. One of these states is Tamil Nadu and the independent political parties are promising some of the most ambitious freebies to attract the voters and win the election. While mainstream parties are offering freebies like gold, livestock, mobile phones, televisions, fans, mixer-grinders, washing machines, LPG cylinders, solar cooktops and many other items as freebies, an independent candidate from Madurai South has promised to gift the moon to the voters.
That’s not all. He has also promised a Rs 20 lakh car for everyone among other items like a 3-storey house with a swimming pool and an annual package of Rs 1 crore to support anyone who is unemployed. The promises do not stop here, he has also offered small size helicopter for every house, a robot to perform household chores, 100 sovereigns of gold when a girl is married off, funding of Rs 1 crore to the young start-ups and entrepreneurs, a 100-day trip to the moon, a 300 feet artificial snow mountain to keep the region cool, space research centre and a rocket launchpad in his constituency.
Independent candidate R. Saravanan has promised all of these freebies to every voter if he wins the election. However, Zee Media tried understanding his stand on the freebies and had a talk with him too.
Idea is to spread awareness
R. Saravanan said that he got the idea of offering freebies when all the other political parties are doing the same. He added that he wants to create awareness among the people of Tamil Nadu so that they vote for the right candidate. He wants to people of Tamil Nadu to choose the person who will serve the people, rather than offer freebies that the big, mainstream parties offer to the voters to win the election.
Talking to WION, he said,
“Our mainstream parties have been promising freebies and coming to power and they ditch the people once elected. Why don’t they promise all this while in power? Sadly, our people are falling for these freebie gimmicks and I wanted to create awareness about this freebie culture”
Saravanan is contesting in the elections for the first time ever. He mentions that he wants to lead by example and take the plunge into politics. He adds that well-educated people like lawyers and professionals are afraid and most of them do not know how to contest the elections in the first place. Saravanan will fight against the candidates of AIADMK and AMMK in the South Madurai constituency. He plans to clean the corruption and bribes from the region if he gets voted to power.