Free smartphones, employment for youth, women reservation: 10 point-agenda of SP-Congress alliance

The points include promise of smartphones, cycles, reservation to women, employment, housing, among other things.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 11, 2017 1:02:14 pm
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The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance released its common minimum programme on Saturday. Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi released the 10-point agenda at a press conference in Lucknow. These 10 points will be the foundation of an SP-Congress government once voted to power, Gandhi said.

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The 10-point agenda includes:

* Free smartphones to the youth and employment guarantee through skill training programs.

* Waiving of farmer loans, cheap electricity and increased prices for crops.

* A monthly income of Rs 1000 to 1 crore poor families and meals at Rs 10 for the urban poor.

* 33% reservation for women in government jobs. 50% reservation in Panchayat and local polls.

* Every village to have electricity, water, and roads in 5 years.

* All female students in classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th, and all meritorious male students from those classes to get free bicycles.

* Poor families from Dalit and other backward castes to get free housing

* Four lane roads to connect all districts in the state and metro in 6 major cities.

* Faster and more efficient police and implementation of UP-100

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