Priyanka Releases Third Poll Manifesto for UP; agricultural loan waiver in 10 days

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New Delhi: On the eve of the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress released its third manifesto for the state in which it pledged to forfeit all agricultural loans within 10 days of forming the government. .

In releasing the manifesto, General Secretary for State Priyanka Gandhi said: “We have released three manifestos – for women, for youth and today the general manifesto. Everything is based on the suggestions of the public. We have spoken to a million people… including ordinary people, workers, farmers and people of all classes. This is a public manifesto.

She also said, “Jobs and inflation are the biggest problems. Like Chhattisgarh, loans to farmers will be canceled as soon as our government is formed,” she said, adding, “Paddy and wheat will be purchased at ₹2,500 a quintal and sugarcane at ₹400 a quintal. quintal.”

Other features of the manifesto are: farmers’ electricity bills will be halved, bills for Covid-affected periods will be waived, and farmers who have lost crops will receive ₹3,000 as compensation.

Congress has made unemployment, rising prices and youth its voting board in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The manifesto also promised that 20 lakh government jobs will be made available. Mrs. Gandhi said: “A huge backlog of 12 lakh jobs will be filled in the public sector, including police, health and education. Apart from this, an additional eight lakh jobs will be created.”

Other pledges in the Congress manifesto include Godhan Nyay Yojana, ₹5,000 salary for school cooks, nearby posting for female cops, ₹50 lakh compensation for Covid warriors, regularization ad hoc teachers and shiksha mitras depending on experience and rules, free treatment up to ₹10,000.

The Congress is working to have an impact on the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The party is fighting in almost every constituency in the state. In the first phase scheduled for Thursday, the party has faced several desertions over the past two months, which has impacted its chances. Notables include Pankaj Malik, Harinder Malik and Saharanpur leader Imran Masood. However, the former leader of the Congress legislative party, Pradip Mathur, who contests from Mathura, is a household name in the region.

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