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Himachal Pradesh elections 2017: Congress releases election manifesto; focus on corruption, roads and farmers

Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Congress releases election manifesto. Focus on corruption, connectivity and farmers in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
November 1, 2017 10:42:26 am
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The Congress on Tuesday released its election manifesto in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh. The announcement comes three days after the BJP released its Vision Document for the elections. The state will go to polls on November 9 and the counting of votes will be held on December 18.

Here are some of the promises made by the Congress in its election manifesto:

# Zero tolerance on corruption and setting up of grievances commission
# Decentralisation of power in panchayats
# All villages to be connected with roads
# Farmers to get subsidy for crop protection and interest-free loans up to one lakh
# Policies for monkey menace and stray cattle also find a mention in the manifesto
# MNREGA workers to be paid Rs 350 per day
# 50,000 students to get laptops and data
# One Rank One Pension issue will be raised with Central government
# Private transport sector will be opened to youths for jobs
# There will be working women hospitals in districts
# Marriage grant raised to Rs one lakh for daughters of widows
# Merit scholarships for higher education in India and abroad would be provided to ST youths
# Pension scheme will be restored for some deprived sections of employees

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