The Congress party has released its election manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat.
The Congress party has released its election manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat. The state will go to polls on December 9 and December 14 with results to be declared on December 18. There are 182 Assembly seats in the state.
In its manifesto, the party promised to waive off farmer loans and provide 16 hours of electricity for irrigation. The party has also promised to reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 10 a litre by slashing state taxes.
In its manifesto, the party also promised a package of Rs 32,000 crore to provide employment to 25 lakh youth of the state, including an allowance of Rs 4000 for unemployed youth. Unveiling its manifesto in front of the media, the Congress also promised end of contract system in government jobs, and vowed to make contract workers permanent. Focusing on crimes related to women, the Congress manifesto also promised to set up fast-track courts in the state to deal with crimes against women. Eying to woo young and first time voters, the Congress also promised to distribute laptops and smartphones to college students.
In its attempt to woo Patidar voters, it promised equal rights for them in the field of education and for jobs. The Congress manifesto also promised no interference in reservation already provided to members of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Caste communities.