Jharkhand Congress Releases Manifesto, Unemployment Allowance, Jobs Among Key Poll Promises

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 November 2019, 05:03 PM
Jharkhand election in-charge RPN Singh launched the manifesto of the Congress party.
Jharkhand election in-charge RPN Singh launched the manifesto of the Congress party. (Photo Credit : Twitter/@INCJharkhand )

Jharkhand Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. The manifesto was released by Congress party's Jharkhand election in-charge RPN Singh along with other top leaders of the state. Right to health services, strengthening MNREGA scheme in the state and buying forest produce on a fair price were among the key promises made by the Congress party in its election manifesto.

The Congress has announced a pre-poll alliance for the Jharkhand Assembly elections with the Jarkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), with former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren as the alliance’s CM candidate.

The Congress will contest 31 out of 81 seats in the Jharkhand assembly. The RJD will contest on seven seats, while the largest chunk of the alliance share has gone to the JMM, which will contest elections on 43 seats. Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first one on November 30 and the last on December 20. Results will be declared on December 23.

Key Poll Promises of Congress party in Jharkhand

  • Unemployment allowance for youth
  • Filing up pending vacancies on government posts within six months
  • Metro train in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad
  • Reducing VAT on petrol and diesel
  • Free ride to women in government buses
  • Free bicycle for school going girls
  • Ending inspector raj in the state
  • Upholding the provisions of SPT Act 
First Published: Sunday, November 24, 2019 03:31 PM
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