Rahul Gandhi (Photo Credit: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi)
The Uttar Pradesh Congress has constituted a five-member manifesto committee for the 2022 assembly elections in the state. Confirming the development, state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Sunday said the committee will interact with poor people, farmers, women and youth in an effort to know their aspirations and problems.
"This is going to be a long process. The reactions registered by the committee will be kept in mind while preparing the manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections," he said.
The committee comprises Manish Mishra, Atul Chaturvedi, Tanuj Punia, Pankaj Gupta and Manjoor Ali. The committee members will also inform people about the welfare schemes the Congress wants to introduce for them.
The Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for Delhi polls, promising to implement unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000-7,500 per month and cashback schemes for water and power consumers, if voted to power. Presenting the manifesto, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said the party will provide free power up to 300 unit per month.
The manifesto also committed to spend 25 per cent budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities. An unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 for graduates and Rs 7,500 for post graduates per month will be provided under the Yuva Swabhiman Yojna, he said.
The Congress will launch flagship cashback schemes for power and water supply to benefit consumers saving these resources. The party, if voted to power, will open 100 Indira Canteens to provide subsidised meals at Rs 15, Chopra said.
The Congress will challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court and demand the Centre to withdraw the law. The party will also not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the existing form of the National Population Register (NPR), if voted to power in Delhi.