Rajasthan Assembly Polls: Congress releases manifesto; Vows caste census, MSP for farmers
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge along with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot were among those who released the 'Jan Ghoshna Patra' at the state party office. Read further on Dynamite News:
Jaipur: Ahead of Assembly polls in Rajasthan, the Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto, which promises to hold a caste-based census, a new scheme for recruitment at the panchayat level and enactment of a law to implement the mininum support price for farmers in the state among other gaurantees.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge along with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot were among those who released the 'Jan Ghoshna Patra' at the state party office here.
The party said it is committed to enacting a specific law to implement the Minimum Support Price (MSP) called the Minimum Support Price Guarantee Act, following the Swaminathan Committee's recommendations.
The manifesto promises Rs2L interest-free loan to farmers and free education in private institutions after introducing RTE law.
Chief Minister Gehlot, after releasing the manifesto, said that his government is aiming to achieve the number-one position in per capita income in the country.
After the release of the manifesto, Kharge addressed mediapersons and stated that Rajasthan has always been a stronghold of the party.
"The price of gas cylinder which is currently Rs 500, will be reduced Rs 400. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 and Indira Gandhi urban employment will be increased from 125 to 150 days," kharge said.
Rajasthan is going to polls on November 25 and the counting of votes will be done on December 3. (with ANI inputs)