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Congress releases manifesto for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls; know key takeaways

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 10 Nov 2018, 12:58:11 PM
Congress releases manifesto for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls; know key takeaways

New Delhi :

The Congress on Saturday released its manifesto for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections 2018. Titled “Vachan Patra (Promissory note)”, the manifesto was released in the presence of Congress party's likely CM candidate Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh and other state party leaders.

In the “Vachan Patra”, the Congress party has promised to pay Rs 10,000 as Unemployment Allowance to one unemployed youth of a family. The Congress party has also promised to wave farm loans and reduce electricity bill of farmers by 50 per cent.

“We will reduce the electricity bill of farmers by 50%, reduce diesel & petrol prices and open 'Gaushalas' in every Gram Panchayat among other things mentioned in our election manifesto,” Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Kamal Nath said.

Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia termed the manifesto a Promissory note with positive and progressive thinking.

“We have positive, progressive thinking. This is the first time a party is putting forward not just an election manifesto but a Promissory note,” Scindia said while releasing the manifesto.'

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Below are the 10 key takeaways of Congress party's manifesto for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections:

  1. Constitution of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad.
  2. The Congress Party has promised to waive farmers loan. The party also promised to cut electricity bills of farmers by half.
  3. Rs 10,000 Unemployment Allowance to one unemployed youth of a family.
  4. Will increase Social Security pension from Rs 300 to Rs 1,000.
  5. If elected to power, the Congress said it will constitute a commission to fight the corruption.
  6. The Congress also vowed to waive loans of women’s Self-help groups.
  7. Will contribute Rs 51,000 for the marriage of girls under the “Farmer Girl Marriage Assistance Scheme.”
  8. Will bring new Industrial Policy in a bid to provide a more suitable atmosphere for industries and more jobs for local youth.
  9. First-time entrepreneurs will get easy loan on nominal interest rates for five years.
  10. Will set up new small processing plants for the production of spices.

Watch Congress' "Vachan Patra" release event below:

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First Published : 10 Nov 2018, 12:29:21 PM