Gujarat polls: Congress manifesto promises unemployment allowance, LPG cylinders at Rs 500
The party also said that if voted to power, it will name Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad back to Sardar Patel Stadium.
The Congress party on Friday promised an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000, free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh, and 300 units of free electricity in its manifesto for the Gujarat Assembly elections.
The party also said that if voted to power, it will provide 10 lakh government jobs, liquefied petroleum gas cylinders at Rs 500 and a pension of Rs 2,000 pension to persons with disabilities, widows and senior citizens.
The manifesto was released by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the party’s headquartered in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat will vote in two phases on December 1 and December 5. The results will be declared on December 8 along with the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
On Saturday, the Congress also promised to rename the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to its original name, Sardar Patel Stadium, if it is voted to power, reported NDTV.
Congress manifesto committee chairperson Dipak Babaria said the party interacted with nearly 65 lakh people before preparing the poll document, reported PTI.
Gehlot said that the Congress will maintain the sanctity of the manifesto once voted into power.
“As suggested by party leader Rahul Gandhi, we will form a commission for the implementation of our manifesto and turn it into a government document after the Congress forms a government in the state,” Gehlot said, according to PTI.
He also expressed confidence that the party will win 124 seats out of the total 182 seats.