UP elections: Congress manifesto to focus on youths, women, farmers, Dalits

The party is expected to announce free bicycles to girl students from classes 9 to 12, Rs 3 lakh grant to Scheduled Caste youths to start a business, up to Rs 2 lakh low-interest loans for minorities.

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: February 8, 2017 1:46 am
uttar pradesh elections, up polls, congress, UP congress, congress manifesto, women issues, dalit help, education, indian express news, india news, elections updates Focus of the manifesto is expected to be on the youths, women, farmers and Dalits, sources said the party may, like the SP and BJP, offer freebies.

The Congress will announce its manifesto for the UP polls on Wednesday in Lucknow.

The focus of the manifesto is likely to be centred around the youths, women issues, farmers and Dalits.

The party may also target the three-year NDA rule at the Centre. While the focus of the manifesto is expected to be on the youths, women, farmers and Dalits, sources said the party may, like the SP and BJP, offer freebies.

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The party is expected to announce free bicycles to girl students from classes 9 to 12, Rs 3 lakh grant to Scheduled Caste youths to start a business, up to Rs 2 lakh low-interest loans for minorities, reservation within reservation for OBC and loan waiver for farmers.

Three promises made by Rahul Gandhi during his “Kisan Yatra” across Uttar Pradesh — loan waiver for farmers, halving their electricity bills and proper support price for crops — are also likely to find mention. Sources said the party would also promise reviving sugar mills and opening government warehouses.

Insurance for both crop and livestock, also common to the SP, is likely to find mention. It may promise better compensation for land acquired for projects. For Dalits, the focus is likely to be on free legal aid among others.

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    romi
    Feb 8, 2017 at 9:14 am
    suddenly congress has realized that muslims are of no use to them and even if they support them they cant get much votes lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So they have given a royal kick to mussies
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      romi
      Feb 8, 2017 at 9:14 am
      suddenly congress has realized that muslims are of no use to them and even if they support them they cant get much votes lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So they have given a royal kick to mussies
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        romi
        Feb 8, 2017 at 7:37 am
        what about corruption during their 10 yearslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;does pappu have guts to speak about it ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Or they still want to fool UP people and show them dreams
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          romi
          Feb 8, 2017 at 7:37 am
          what about corruption during their 10 yearslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;does pappu have guts to speak about it ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Or they still want to fool UP people and show them dreams
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            birendra
            Feb 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm
            same old manifesto nothing new,freebies to lure the voters,I was incharge of congress I would take some bold steps lt;br/gt;1,abolish all reservation,bring a uniform policy of reservation only for peoples below the poverty linelt;br/gt;2.subsidy only for peoples below the poverty linelt;br/gt;3.couple who got 2 kids will be given priorty for jobs and admission to colleges and professional courseslt;br/gt;4.divest Govt share from state owned enterprises and bring private playerslt;br/gt;5.bring in several supermarkets for retail shopinglt;br/gt;6,serious effort to reduce potionlt;br/gt;7.all tall big building should have a mandatory solar panels to produce its own solar electricitylt;br/gt;8,reform all old banking ruleslt;br/gt;9.make party vote more important than individual vote and any party getting less than 5 % vote should not be allowed any candidate in parliament,like MMP system
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