Makkal Needhi Maiam (People's Justice Centre), a regional party founded by actor Kamal Haasan in Tamil Nadu state in 2018, made the pledge as it campaigns for a state election due in May.
Paying housewives for doing their job is an idea whose time has truly come and we shall ensure it, Haasan said in the party's election manifesto, without specifying how much homemakers would be paid or how the initiative would be funded.
While the details of the plan are still being worked out, the head of the party's women and child welfare unit, Mookambika Rathinam, said there was growing support for this idea.
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