Rajasthan Congress releases manifesto, promises to waive farm loans

Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot released the Congress party manifesto ahead of the assembly elections 2018. (File Photo: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pilot said that Congress intends to give Rs 3,500 monthly allowance to unemployed youths in the state
  • Legislation for the protection of journalists in the state is also promised in the manifesto
  • The party has promised to provide free education to women and jobs to youth

The Rajasthan Congress on Thursday released the party manifesto, promising to waive the loan of farmers and provide free education to women and jobs to youth.

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and chairman of the manifesto committee Harish Choudhary released the party manifesto. Pilot said the manifesto was prepared after taking opinions through multiple platforms such as social media.

Two lakh suggestions were received for the preparation of the manifesto, he said.

Pilot said the Congress party will waive the loans of farmers if voted to power, an announcement the party president had made during an election meeting in Jaisalmer’s Pokhran Assembly constituency on Monday.

He said the Congress intends to give Rs 3,500 monthly allowance to unemployed youths in the state.

The party has also promised to bring a legislation for the protection of journalists in the state. The party has promised to form an implementation committee for time-bound implementation of the manifesto.

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Author: John