CHENNAI: Combating for a foothold within the Dravidian heartland, the BJP went the entire hog on its Hindutva identification with out compunction by promising “strict anti-conversion regulation”, “criminalising spiritual conversion” and ban on cowslaughter in its manifesto launched for the TN meeting polls on Monday. The doc launched by Union minister Nitin Gadkari in Chennai additionally promised a separate analysis college to show ‘Agama’ rituals.
State BJP chief and Dharapuram candidate L Murugan mentioned the manifesto committee interacted with numerous sections of society and ready the manifesto.
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“Our imaginative and prescient doc fastidiously lists out our dedication after assembly folks by means of Ungal Viruppam Engal Arikkai (your want our manifesto)’ marketing campaign and understanding their wants and calls for,” he mentioned within the introduction of the 25-page manifesto.

Below the heading of ‘Tradition and Heritage’, the get together promised to herald the ‘freedom of faith act’ and elaborated it saying that the suitable to freedom of faith shouldn’t be the identical as forcible spiritual conversion.
“A strict anti-conversion regulation will probably be enacted within the state to criminalise spiritual conversion by pressure or allurement,” mentioned the manifesto. On cow safety, the manifesto mentioned anti-cow slaughter regulation can be enforced and a blanket ban imposed on smuggling cows to Kerala and different states for meat.

Such laws shouldn’t be new to Tamil Nadu. Former chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa enacted the controversial regulation, the Tamil Nadu prohibition of forcible conversion of faith act 2002 and banned animal and hen sacrifices in temples. Each the legal guidelines have been annulled after DMK chief M Karunanidhi assumed workplace.
BJP guarantees to implement whole prohibition in state
When Jayalalithaa assumed workplace in 2011, her authorities didn’t try and convey again the legal guidelines.
In its manifesto, the BJP promised at hand over the administration of the temples within the state to a separate board comprising students and saints.
“This might change the system of a secular authorities controlling solely the Hindu spiritual temples,” mentioned the manifesto ready by the committee headed by H Raja. A separate analysis college can be established to show Agama rituals.
The get together has additionally promised to implement whole liquor prohibition in Tamil Nadu and create 50 lakh new employment alternatives. The get together mentioned it could create an infrastructure to residence ship important commodities to all digital cardholders by means of the PDS.
The get together has promised an annual monetary assist of ₹6,000 to every fisherman. It has promised to retrieve 12 lakh acres of panchmi land and hand it over to the Scheduled Caste members. The get together has promised to trifurcate the Higher Chennai Company in the way in which it’s accomplished in New Delhi. It might suggest the Centre to offer Indian citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamils dwelling in numerous refugee camps within the state.

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