Updated: March 25, 2021 10:03:11 pm
An Independent candidate from Madurai South constituency in Tamil Nadu is grabbing eyeballs for his extraordinary poll promises ahead of the state Assembly elections.
Thulam Saravanan (Saravanan R as per the affidavit), who works as a reporter in a local daily, is contesting from Madurai South, where more than 13 candidates are in the fray. Saravanan, who is contesting on a dustbin symbol, has promised to provide a mini-helicopter, Rs 1 crore to every household, a robot for homemakers to do household work, and 100 sovereigns of gold for women when they get married.
Not only this, Saravanan has also promised to provide Rs 1 crore to youth who wish to start a business, a car worth Rs 20 lakh for every household, Rs 10 lakh per month for differently abled people, a 100-day trip to the moon, a 300-foot artificial iceberg to keep the residents of the constituency cool, a space research centre and a rocket launch pad.
According to Saravanan’s affidavit, he has Rs 10,000 as cash in hand and Rs 2,000 in the bank.
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