Tamil Nadu Assembly polls: No freebies, greater focus on skill development, says BJP

Dindigul (TN): BJP on Friday expressed confidence of putting up a good show in the 16 May Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and said it will not provide freebies if voted to power but instead would focus on skill development and employment generation.

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Union Environment Minister and BJP's in-charge for Tamil Nadu affairs, Prakash Javadekar.

Union Environment Minister and BJP's in-charge for Tamil Nadu affairs, Prakash Javadekar also reiterated his charge that the state government had not given its opinion on the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats.

The BJP, if voted to power, will not provide freebies, but strive for skill development and employment generation, he told reporters here, adding that the party was facing the polls confidently.

Reiterating his earlier charge, Javadekar said the AIADMK government had not responded to Centre seeking opinion of states concerned on the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats.

The rest of the states - Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, had already made their submissions, he said.


Updated Date: Apr 29, 2016 13:56 PM

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