Free PCs, says ADMK

Over the past week, there have been rumours that ADMK was going to announce a brahma astra during the very last leg of the campaign. On this, the penultimate day of campaigning, the ruling party has announced a free personal computer to anyone who passes the Standard 12 exams in the state this year.

Both the alliances have reached a stage where the economics of their promises are better not argued upon. I do not know the exact number of students who sat for the exams. Let's say that number is 4 lakhs. Assuming a 70% passing rate, we are looking at about 3 lakh computers, each costing 10000 rupees. That's 300+ crores, this year alone!

An old Tamil saying reads: mullai mullaal thaan edukkanum, i.e. a thorn in the flesh can be removed only by another thorn. Wonder what Amma might say if she unable to fulfil this promise: "I promised PC. But PC (the FinMin) says no money. So, no PC!"

Advertisements

4 comments so far

  1. Anonymous on

    Boss this is too much, never ever give false commitments. CM has never ever comes out with such promises and if so it would be your own imaginations. Never missue your bloggs by sending such mails.

  2. Eshwar S on

    @anonymous

    I think you are wrong. Its certainly not our imagination.

    Please read this article,

    http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14198984

    We never try to misuse our blogs. We have been critical on issues pertaining to freebies for sometime now. See my earlier blog on DMK freebies.

    We have been consistent and fair to all parties. We have even covered minor parties like DMDK, Lok Paritran, AIFB etc. So you comments are highly misplaced.

  3. Anonymous on

    hey guys
    CM SAID SHE WILL GIVE A PC AND DID NOT MENTION COFIGURATION .TODAY WE CAN A GET A NEW BASIC PC FOR JUST 6000RS IN CHENNAI(PROOF:BOX COMPANY).SO WHEN SHE IS GONNA ORDER IN BULK JUST THINK THE PRICE SHE CAN GET IT FOR.IF MK CAN CAN GIVE A TV FOR EACH FAMILY THEN Y NOT SHE GIV A PC FOR EACH STUDENT.

    BUT N E WAYS LETS WAIT AND SEE

  4. Doctor Bruno on

    Do you think that a person who kept 70,000 vacancies in schools unfilled the whole 5 years and who closed down 2500 schools do something for education.

    The fees in Govt Medical college when I studied as Rs 2000 per year

    Now it is 60,000 (sixty) .. that is 5000 per month…… And the person who is responsible for this raise is going to give me a PC for Rs 6000 (after getting 60000 from me)…

    If she had been genuinely interested in students, she should have offered free education in govt engineering and medical colleges instead of cancelling the entrances


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: