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Chhattisgarh polls: Congress releases manifesto; focuses on farmers, poor

Congress On Monday Released Its Poll Manifesto For Chhattisgarh. With A Focus On Farmers And Poor Manifesto Includes The Provision Of Free Rice Of 35 Kg A Month, Free Power Supply To Peasants, Rs 2,000 Per Quintal Procurement Price For Paddy.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Nov 2013, 03:54:39 PM


Congress on Monday released its poll manifesto for Chhattisgarh. With a focus on farmers and poor manifesto includes the provision of free rice of 35 kg a month, free power supply to peasants, Rs 2,000 per quintal procurement price for paddy.

AICC treasurer and Rajya Sabha MP Motilal Vora released the manifesto at the party headquarters in the presence of senior leaders in Raipur.

The manifesto said that farmers will be provided Rs 2000 per quintal for their paddy and of the total payment Rs 500 will be paid to woman members of their family.

Provision of free rice of 35 kg a month to below poverty line and above poverty line families (exempting the income tax payee) has been mentioned. Besides, farmers have also been assured free power supply for 5 hp pumps.

The party in its manifesto has also stressed on formulation of a policy based on "winning confidence" of the tribals to take on left wing extremism in the state.

Establishing confidence in the scheduled tribe region will be on priority of the party if it comes into power, it added.

The manifesto also promised development of the Jeeram Ghati (Bastar) where senior Congres leaders were killed in May 25 attack, as martyrs' site.

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First Published : 04 Nov 2013, 03:52:00 PM