Among the promises Congress made in its election manifesto for Haryana is a strong legislation to check the menace of mob lynchings, to drastically cut electricity bills and 33 per cent job quota for women in the government sector
NEW DELHI — Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick-off the party’s first poll campaign from Haryana’s Nuh district on October 14 after remaining absent from the scene for some days.
As the Congress is engaged in a bitter battle with the BJP, the Haryana is poised to witness an intense electoral contest as it goes to the polls on October 21. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.
While releasing its manifesto for the state’s polls the Congress party on Friday has promised 33 per cent job quota for women in the government sector, cash incentives to educated jobless youth apart from farm loan waiver within 24 hours of coming to power.
Besides this, the party has also promised in its manifesto to bring in a strong legislation to check the menace of mob lynchings, to drastically cut electricity bills and to counter pollution caused by stubble burning.
On the pattern of neighbouring Punjab where the Congress rules, the party has announced to provide free electricity to farmers with holdings up to two acres, reports IANS.
Also, the Congress has promised to give Rs 12,000 per acre to farmers for crop failure and drought. The party will also give 50 per cent tax rebate on house tax for women-owned properties.
State Congress President Kumari Selja has said that the party has promised to give students an annual scholarship of Rs 12,000 from Class 1 to 10, and Rs 15,000 for students from Class 11 to 12, from the Scheduled Castes and extremely Backward Classes.
(With agency inputs)