The nation witnessed the arrest of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha with the charge of corruption in the year 2014. However, it is really hard to take grip on such politicians who have high influence on the common people in a democratic nation like India. Here, the verdict of the common people is ultimate at times. When she was jailed, a part of the common people cried saying that she had a lot of contribution towards the economic development of Tamil Nadu whereas her critics said that she was a criminal with huge financial scam issue as her background. She was considered as a corrupt figure who manipulated the system.
As the State Assembly Elections of Tamil Nadu is approaching, some of her plans that have been included in her manifesto has been announced, most of which target the women of the weaker sections of the society. She, as a big politician knows the strategies and whom to make the strategic target to win back the confidence of the people. Jayalalitha, who is considered as AMMA of the state of Tamil Nadu actually ‘knows’ what her children need. The manifesto of the election has been designed accordingly.
According to the economic situation of the state right now, the development and the empowerment of the women is needed, but not in these terms, rather in terms of education and jobs and more prospects after education. Right now the political scenario of the nation shows that the women are being targeted to gain people’s sympathy. Starting right from Mamta’s Kanyasree to Modi’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, all are meant to target the women.
Apart from these the things that got listed in Jayalalitha’s manifesto are Rs 18,000 as maternity assistance, maternity leave for nine months and Rs 40,000 crore in loans for farmers from 2016-2021.
It seems that Jayalalitha is all set to fight the elections again. She does not want to leave a single area that could bring her votes. Starting right from the households to the farmers and women, she has targeted every important sections of the society. Her manifesto is very strategically planned.