The Show Time.
A mini-helicopter and an annual deposit of Rs one crore for every home, gold jewellery for weddings, a three-storey house – these are some of the promises made by a candidate fighting 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly polls. A trip to the moon is also on Thulam Saravanan’s list of promises.
An independent candidate contesting from the Madurai South constituency, Thulam Saravanan’s manifesto and its outlandish promises have certainly grabbed attention in the constituency where there are 13 more candidates.
“My aim is to raise awareness against people falling for freebies by political parties. I want them to choose good candidates who are ordinary humble people,” the 33-year-old journalist-turned-candidate said.
Simply put, to expose the over the top promises made by Netas during elections, he is making them too. Saravanan’s election symbol is a dustbin. The message- if you want to fall for promises that can never be met, you might as well throw your votes in a dustbin.
Along with a boat for every family with channels for boat rides, a 300- foot high artificial snow mountain to keep his constituency cool, a space research centre and a rocket launch pad, Saravanan also promises a robot to reduce the workload of housewives.