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25/03/2019 9:36 AM IST

Kamal Haasan Won't Contest 2019 Elections, Party Promises 50 Lakh Jobs In Poll Manifesto

MNM said it would generate 50 lakh jobs in the state and give 50 per cent reservation for women in them.

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Actor and founder of 'Makkal Needhi Mayyam' party Kamal Hassan displays a candidates list during the candidates introduction event ahead of the general elections, in Chennai on March 20, 2019.

COIMBATORE — Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan did not figure in the second and final list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election and bypolls to the 18 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

Announcing the list of candidates at massive public meeting on Sunday night, Haasan said that name did not figure in it as there were large number of nominations in his name from almost all the constituencies.

He stated that there was no cause for worry since all the candidates were his faces.

Haasan said instead of being in the palanquin, he preferred to shoulder it.

He also assured the public that all the winners would deliver and fulfil the promises they had made during the regime, adding that they would be removed if proved otherwise.

A single complaint against them will be inquired into by a committee and if found guilty, they will be immediately asked to tender their resignation, Haasan said.

The MNM chief also released the party manifesto, which said the party would generate 50 lakh jobs in the state and give 50 per cent reservation for women in them, NDTV reported.

The MNM’s manifesto promised it would permanently solve the drinking water problem, wipe out poverty from the state, ensure slum-free Tamil Nadu, and equal wages for women labourers as men in all sectors.

He vouched to unite the Tamil diaspora across the world, safeguard the human rights of the Tamil workforce across the globe and reform the existing anti-corruption Lokayukta act and appoint a credible ombudsman. 

(With PTI inputs)