Last updated: 05 November 2022, 13:32 IST
With just a week left to vote, Congress released its election manifesto – “Himachal, Himachliyat Aur Hum” – for the Vidhan Sabha polls on Nov. 12, on Saturday. Dhani Ram Shandil, the chairman of the Congress Manifesto Committee, released the contents of the manifesto and said the party has made an effort to address issues such as price hike, unemployment and worker issues.
The main highlights of the manifesto are the restoration of the old pension scheme and the submission of jobs of one lakh in the first cabinet meeting if the party is voted to power in the state.
Here are 10 poll guarantees from Congress in Himachal Pradesh:
- ▶️Congress pledged to revive the old retirement plan in the state.
- ▶️Party promised employment for young people of 5 lakh.
- ▶️Congress pledges to reimburse women in the state Rs Rs 1,500 per month.
- ▶️It promises 300 units of free electricity to the people of the state.
- ▶️ Congress says that farmers will be given the opportunity to determine the cost of fruit products.
- ▶️Party is promising a starting fund of Rs 680 crores for the youth.
- ▶️Congress government will open four English medium schools in each state legislative assembly region.
- ▶️Party promises free medical treatment in every village through mobile clinics.
- ▶️Congress said the government will buy 10 liters of milk from dairy farmers daily.
- ▶️Party promises to buy the cow dung cakes for Rs 2 per kilogram.
Taking into account the anti-incumbency factor, the party urged voters not to re-elect the BJP in the state.
Shandil said the BJP has failed to live up to the expectations of the people in the state and has not fulfilled the promises made five years ago. “Congress has a tradition of delivering on all its promises. We are not like the BJP, which makes promises but later labels them as ‘jumla’ because they don’t keep their promises,” he said.
The party also promised that citizens over the age of 75 will receive a special social security pension.
Others who attended the publication of the party’s manifesto included Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, AICC in charge of Himachal Rajeev Shukla, former PCC chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and AICC secretaries Tejinder Pal Bittu and Manish Chatrath.
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