Congress releases Vachan Patra

  • Bid to woo youths, women, farmers, OBCs; Old Pension Scheme to be restored

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
State Congress President Kamal Nath unveiled the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections-2023. The manifesto includes a wide range of commitments, such as offering a health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh to all residents of Madhya Pradesh, a 27 percent reservation for OBCs, and the establishment of a state IPL team.

General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala and Committee Chairman Dr Rajendra Kumar Singh released the manifesto. During this, many leaders including former CM Digvijaya Singh, former minister Kantilal Bhuria, Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha were present.

The opposition Congress has outlined a total of 59 promises in their extensive 106-page manifesto, catering to various segments of society, including farmers, women, and government employees.

During the manifesto release, Kamal Nath stated, “We pledge to provide a health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh, which also includes an accidental coverage of Rs 10 lakh, for all our citizens.”

Furthermore, the Congress leader made additional pledges, including providing LPG cylinders at a cost of Rs 500, making school education free, implementing the Old Pension Scheme, and introducing an unemployment allowance for youth ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per month for a duration of two years.

Rs 1500 per month Nari Samman Nidhi

Kamal Nath said that the party is determined to fulfill the promises given during the assembly elections in the year 2018 and apart from this other promises are also being given. He claimed that the then Congress government had waived off the loans of 27 lakh farmers in the first phase. This scheme will be continued. Congress is committed to bringing prosperity in the state and along with industrial investment, sports will also be encouraged. According to the promise of Congress, women will be provided Rs 1500 per month as Nari Samman Nidhi.

Under Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana, up to 100 units of electricity will be waived and 200 units will be given at half rate. The old pension scheme 2005 will be implemented for the employees.

Farmers will get Rs 2600 per quintal for wheat

According to the promise, farmers will be given Rs 2600 per quintal price of wheat and Rs 2500 per quintal of paddy. Along with providing free electricity up to five horse power, they will also give 50 percent discount up to ten horse power. Under Nandini Godhan Yojana, cow dung will be purchased at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. The work of constructing one thousand cow sheds will be started again. The outstanding electricity bills of farmers will be waived off.

Loans up to Rs 25 lakh to women for start-ups

Loans up to Rs 25 lakh will be provided to women for start-ups at three percent interest rate. Meri Bitiya Rani Yojana will be started for daughters, under which an amount of Rs 2 lakh 51 thousand will be given from their birth till the marriage ceremony.

Former CM Kamal Nath said that if the Congress government is formed, unemployed youth will be given monthly assistance ranging from Rs 1500 to Rs 3000.

It has been promised in the promissory note that the pension amount of multi-disabled people will be increased to Rs 2,000. Caste based census will be conducted. Will give 27 percent reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in government services and schemes. A promise has also been made to establish a Skill Upgradation University in the name of Saint Shiromani Ravidas in Sagar. The labor rate of tendu leaves will be Rs 4,000 per standard bag.

Padho Padhao scheme

It has been said in the promise letter that under Padho Padhao scheme, Rs 500 per month will be provided to the children of government schools from class one to eighth, Rs one thousand for class nine and tenth and Rs 1500 per month for the children of class eleventh and twelfth. Will implement the PESA Act made during the tenure of Congress in tribal notified areas.

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