Women in the state can travel free in all government buses from Saturday and the government has allocated Rs 1,200 crore as subsidy for this.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. (File Photo)
As soon as he took over as Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin on Friday announced a Kovid-19 pandemic relief amount of Rs 2,000 for the people of the state, a cut in the price of avin milk and free travel for women in government transport buses. His party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) made all these promises in the assembly elections held on 6 April. The state government said in a statement that while issuing the first order after taking charge as chief minister, Stalin also announced to bring the treatment of Korana virus in private hospitals under the purview of the government insurance scheme so that such people can get relief.
The state government also announced to provide Rs 4,000 as corona relief amount to the rice ration card holders. According to the press release, “To implement this, the Chief Minister has signed an order in May to provide an amount of Rs 4,153.69 crore as the first installment of Rs 2,000, which will benefit 2,07,67,000 ration card holders. He also signed another order and cut the price of milk administered by the state by up to three rupees. This order will be effective from 16 May.
The statement said about another election promise that women can travel free in all buses operated by the State Transport Corporation from Saturday and the government has allocated Rs 1,200 crore as subsidy for this. He also approved the formation of a department headed by an IAS officer to implement the “Chief Minister” scheme in your constituency so that the grievances of the people can be resolved within 100 days.
DMK came to power after 10 years
MK Stalin had promised during the election that if his party comes to power, it will redress the grievances of the people within 100 days. After a landslide victory for the DMK in the assembly elections, party president Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin (MK Stalin) was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu this morning. Governor Banwari Lal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to 68-year-old Stalin at a simple ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.
MK Stalin has retained senior leaders like Duraimurugan in his cabinet, along with more than 12 will become ministers for the first time. The DMK won 133 seats in the assembly elections and its other allies, including the Congress, have won a total of 159 seats in the 234-member assembly. At the same time, AIADMK has won 66 seats while its partners BJP and PMK won 4 and 5 seats respectively. AIADMK was under rule in Tamil Nadu for the last 10 years.
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