Uttarakhand manifesto: Congress promises 33% job quota for women

But barring the promise of job reservation for women, there is little new in the resolutions and none of them offers a long-term vision for Uttarakhand.

By: Express News Service | Dehradun | Updated: January 29, 2017 6:49 am
uttarakhand, uttarakhand elections, congress manifesto, women reservation, congress manifesto women reservation, congress uttarakhand manifesto, women reservation uttarakhand manifesto, uttarakhand congress, uttarakhand polls, india news Every leader, including CM Harish Rawat, has accepted the gravity of the challenge. (Source: PTI Photo/File)

PROMISING 33 PER CENT reservation for women in government jobs, a ministry for welfare of Army personnel, and free smartphones to “every youth” with “free data and free calls for a year”, Uttarakhand Congress on Saturday released its manifesto in the form of “nine resolutions” made by Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

But barring the promise of job reservation for women, there is little new in the resolutions and none of them offers a long-term vision for the state. The resolutions also do not enumerate a specific plan to confront the biggest challenge before the state: migration from the hills, and the divide between the plains and the hills. Every leader, including Rawat, has accepted the gravity of the challenge.

One resolution promises to provide a job to one member of every family by 2020, another promises the appointment of five “aapda mitra (disaster relief workers)” as a shield against disasters. Rawat has also resolved to bring water, power and road to every village in three years, and triple the tourist footfall in Uttarakhand in five years.

He also promises to open coaching institutes for SC, ST and OBC students for various competitive exams.

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    Chirayu
    Jan 29, 2017 at 5:25 am
    Wat else congress has given to india except reservation?
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    Amar
    Jan 29, 2017 at 9:12 am
    First ask them to allot 33% office bearers at all levels in their own party!
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    heena
    Jan 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm
    Let them allow their daughter to contest for election. They could not do it for 70 years and now they are shouting like dogs. Drama of highest order
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    Maya
    Jan 29, 2017 at 8:48 am
    All this time,it was reservations based on caste, now it's caste and gender as well. What happened to merit? No need of merit for Congress thieves. Why do these thugs put education and job sector at stake which should be strictly based on merit ? They are using the system which should be equal to all the people as always for their selfish needs.
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    ProdyotPran
    Jan 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    FACT CHECKlt;br/gt;------ ------lt;br/gt;Has Congress implemented the 33% reservation for women in the states they are ruling?lt;br/gt;-
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