Congress releases Gujarat election manifesto; promises to waive farmers loan, laptops for students

Updated On : 04 Dec , 2017 , 07:02 PM
Congress releases it Gujarat election manifesto; promises to waive farmers loan, laptops for students (Source: ANI)
Congress releases it Gujarat election manifesto; promises to waive farmers loan, laptops for students (Source: ANI)
Ahmedabad:

The Congress on Monday released its election manifesto for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections. The party has promised to waive off farmers loans and provide at least 16 hours of electricity for irrigation.

Congress has also promised to slash state taxes on petrol and diesel. To attract youths, the party has announced laptops and smartphones for students.

The state goes to polls on December 9 and December 14. The results will be declared on December 18.

Election manifesto highlights

# Crimes against women will be tried in fast-track courts.

# College students will be given laptops and smartphones.

# Rs 32,000 crore package to provide employment to 25 lakh youths.

# Rs 4,000 allowance for unemployed youths.

No interference in reservation provided to members of SC, ST and OBC.

Equal rights for Patidar community in education and jobs.

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# Contract workers will be made permanent.

# End of contract system in government jobs.

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Petrol and diesel prices to be rolled back by Rs 10 per litre.

#  At least 16 hours regular electricity of irrigation.

First Published : Monday, December 04, 2017 05:43 PM
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