Congress Manifesto: Promising unemployment allowance..
NEW DELHI : With just a week to go for the February 8 Delhi polls, the Congress released its manifesto today. Congress party promising to implement an unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000-7,500 per month and cashback schemes for water and power consumers if voted to power.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is also likely to release its manifesto while the Aam Aadmi Party is also expected to release its manifesto, two days after the BJP came out with its ‘Sankalp Patra’, promising wheat flour at Rs 2 per kg for the poor, cycles and scooties for girl students as well as an 10 per cent increase in the health and education budget annually.
The BJP, in its ‘Sankalp Patra 2020’ (manifesto), also said it would focus on women empowerment, traders, infrastructure development and housing for all by 2022. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said the outgoing AAP government’s subsidy schemes for power and water will be continued by his party if it is voted to power.
Supply of clean drinking water to every household will be ensured when the BJP comes to power, the manifesto stated. In the document, the BJP asserted that as soon as it comes to power, it will implement the Modi government’s Ayushman Bharat health scheme in Delhi.
The BJP is also set to push the pedal on its election campaign with senior leaders Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Yogi Adityanath and Amit Shah set to campaign in the Capital.
Presenting the manifesto, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said the party will provide free power up to 300 unit per month. The manifesto also committed to spending 25 per cent budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities.
Congress will launch flagship cashback schemes for power and water supply to benefit consumers in saving these resources. The party, if voted to power, will open 100 Indira Canteens to provide subsidised meals at Rs 15, Chopra said.
Congress will challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court and demand the Centre to withdraw the law. The party will also not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the existing form of the National Population Register (NPR), if voted to power in Delhi.