Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi release 10-point common minimum programme

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Lucknow | Updated: February 12, 2017 6:31:03 AM

The list of commitments include distribution of free smartphones to youth, employment guarantee through skill development to 20 lakh youths, loan waiver to farmers, cheap power and proper remuneration for crops.

The list of commitments include distribution of free smartphones to youth, employment guarantee through skill development to 20 lakh youths, loan waiver to farmers, cheap power and proper remuneration for crops. The list of commitments include distribution of free smartphones to youth, employment guarantee through skill development to 20 lakh youths, loan waiver to farmers, cheap power and proper remuneration for crops. (PTI image)

Even as 73 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh voted in the first of the mega seven-phase polling, Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday released the alliance’s 10-point common minimum programme for the development of state if they are voted to power.

The list of commitments include distribution of free smartphones to youth, employment guarantee through skill development to 20 lakh youths, loan waiver to farmers, cheap power and proper remuneration for crops.

It also commits to provide R1,000 monthly pension to one crore poor families and one time food at R10 to urban poor, 33% reservation to women in government jobs and 50% reservation in panchayat and local bodies elections besides power, road and water to every village in five years.
Free cycles to all girl students of class IX to XII and meritorious students, free homes to over 10 lakh poor dalit and backward families, four lane roads connecting all districts and metro in six main cities also figure in the list.

For the minorities and backwards, it promises representation in ratio to their population in all the welfare schemes, as also police modernisation for making it more effective, among others.

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