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The land of the freebies

Like never before, this election came loaded with freebies for Tamil Nadu.

Politicians made more news for their promised 'free gifts' than anything else.

Free rice. Free clothes. Free gold. Free land. Free colour televisions. Free gas stoves. Free bank loans that needn't be repaid -- free this, free that and free what not.

Now that the DMK has won and M Karunanidhi is revving up to become chief minister for a fifth term, here is a shopping list of the goodies promised by the party.

Text: Rediff Features Desk | Photo courtesy: DMK (The cover of the DMK manifesto featuring DMK founder, the late C N Annadurai 'Anna' and M Karunanidhi, the party's president since Anna's death in 1969)

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