Poll Pundit Podcast: Can Tamil Nadu afford MK Stalin's COVID-19 fiscal relief?
After Stalin took oath of office as chief minister on Friday, the newly-elected government began ringing in changes to governance in the state. Aside of allotting Rs 4,000 per BPL family affected by coronavirus, the government extended state-sponsored health insurance coverage to all individuals enrolled in the insurance scheme receiving COVID treatment in private hospitals.
Stalin also made good on a poll promise to cut the price of milk sold at state dairy cooperative Aavin by Rs 3 and promised free bus travel to working women and girl students. The newly-elected government also spent its first day at work shuffling the state's bureaucracy. Tamil Nadu now has a new chief secretary in Dr Irai Anbu, while Chennai's new police commissioner is Shankar Jiwal.
In the latest Poll Pundit Podcast, CNBC-TV18's Jude Sannith speaks to political observer Sumanth Raman on the newly-elected Tamil Nadu government's latest welfare measures, its bureaucratic overhaul and the ideological and leadership plan for the DMK and AIADMK in a new political era.
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