Congress promises an exemption from a farm loan, banning liqueurs in the Chhattisgarh Manifesto

Rahul Gandhi is in Chhattisgarh for a two-day visit.


Rahul Gandhi, the head of Congress, issued a party manifesto for Chhattisgarh, which promises to cancel the agricultural loan, a minimum support price for crops as recommended by the Swaminathan Commission and a ban on alcohol sales.

On November 12 and November 20, the state will be stationed in two constituencies and counting votes will take place on 11 December.

Mr Gandhi issued a manifesto in Rajnandgaon, entitled "Jan Ghoshna Patra," which is the constituency of Raman Singh's chief minister.

Addressing the press conference on this occasion, Mr Gandhi said that farmers' loans would be dropped within 10 days of the moment they came to power.

MSP for paddy will be set at 2,500 Rs per quintal and maize at Rs 1,700 per quintal, said Mr. Gandhi.

In addition, it is also planned to secure a pension for farmers over 60, said the head of Congress.

The Manifesto also promised to cut electricity consumption by half for domestic consumers, securing households and land to cities and rural areas.

Every family gets only 35kg of rice per month every month, he said.

Under the "Ghar Ghar Rozgaar, Har Ghar Rozgaar" program, the manifesto underscores learning programs and youth work opportunities.

She also promised a monthly scholarship for 10 unemployed young people under the "Rajiv Mitr Yojana".

The manifesto has set up special women's police stations, women are helping cells in police stations, and strict enforcement of women's laws.

Special transport for women for late night commuting has also been proposed in the manifesto.

Emphasis on health services suggests introducing a "universal healthcare" scheme that will provide free and quality services to those in need.

It also proposes the transformation of six HEUs into multi-specialty hospitals, along with 1,000 specialists on board in the first year.

Air ambulances will be provided for areas such as Bastar, Sarguja and Supebeda Gariaband, Gandhi said.

Particular attention paid to improving the quality of education through an emphasis on the quality of teachers was also given in the manifesto.

The Manifesto also promises to increase the minimum support price (MSP) to 70-85 forest crops and a 4,000 R per bag for "tendu patta" workers.

It talks about establishing a "decent income" for day-to-day salary workers, increasing the revenue ranges of Class 3 and 4 employees, and dividing the Commission's 7th salary in three phases.

At the same time, he promises an increase in the retirement income that is provided to police families who lost family members in Maoist attacks.

Congress manifesto talks about the establishment of sports hostels and scholarships for economically weak athletes.

The Manifesto promises a ban on the sale of alcohol in the state and adds that Gram Sabhas will have the power to decide on such a ban in planned areas such as Surguja and Bastar.

The policy will be designed to take on the threat of Maoism, and serious measures will be taken to act, said Mr. Gandhi, adding that every panchajat hit by Naxal receives a Rs 1 crore package for community development work.

Special laws will be adopted to protect journalists, lawyers and doctors, he added.

In forest areas, such as Lemru and Korba, an elephant and a nature reserve will be set up and measures will be taken to reduce the conflict between humans and elephants, Gandhi added.

Mr Gandhi made a road show in Rajnandgaon on Friday and addressed three surveys in Pakhanjore (Kanker District), Khairagarh and Dongargarh (Rajnandgaon District) for the first phase of the November 12 vote.

In the 2013 polls, the BJP won 49 seats, Congress 39, BSP 1 and Independent 1 in a 90-member house.

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