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Maharashtra elections: Congress-NCP alliance releases joint-manifesto; offers “all-round development” for all sections

To gain a high ground in the upcoming assembly elections of Maharashtra state, the Congress-NCP alliance released its manifesto on Monday. The manifesto was released at the press conference held at Yashwantrao Chavan Hall.

At the release of the manifesto, Congress party’s state unit president Balasaheb Thorat, acting Mumbai Congress chief Eknath Gaikwad were also present along with the NCP leader Jayant Patil and Nawab Malik.

It is expected that the alliance would give a befitting reply to the loud power of BJPShiv Sena grouping.

Main Key-points of the Manifesto-

  • Enactment of laws to reserve 80 percent of jobs for locals in new industries.
  • Free laptops will be given to 10 lakh girls who will clear the SSC examination.
  • Rs. 5,000 monthly allowance for unemployed youths
  • Provision of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for dairy farm products based on the production cost to supplement the income of farmers.
  • Free education from KG to PG in government-aided schools and colleges
  • Establishment of Government engineering and medical colleges in every district
  • Immediate filling up of teachers’ vacancies
  • Provision of Health insurance to state citizens
  • The minimum salary of workers to be Rs 21,000.
  • Marathi Language University will be set up
  • For boosting the real estate, the building of houses up to 500 sq. feet to be tax-free
  • Modernization of madrasas
  • 100 percent subsidy for drip irrigation
  • At least 200 days of job under the NREGA will be offered to the beneficiaries
  • Zero percent interest will be charged on educational loans
  • Results of MPSC will be released within 45 days of the examinations on the lines of UPSC.

The manifesto also carries a section of actions that will be incorporated to deal with climate change. Speaking on the event, Balasaheb Thorat said that the manifesto aims to achieve the “all-round development” of the various sections of the society.

On being asked about the Chief-Ministerial candidate of the alliance, Balasaheb Thorat said that the alliance comes to the power, it will ensure that the Chief Minister will be from the NCP.

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