The Congress on Thursday released its election manifesto for Rajasthan, promising farm loan waivers, free education to women and jobs for youth, PTI reported. Assembly elections in the state will be held on December 7 and the results declared on December 11.
State Congress President Sachin Pilot, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and chairperson of the manifesto committee Harish Choudhary released the document at a press conference in Jaipur two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party came out with its manifesto.
Pilot said the party had sought public opinion through multiple platforms, including social media, before preparing the “Jan Ghoshna Patra”, or the public announcement document. Two lakh suggestions were received for the preparation of the manifesto, he added.
Pilot said the party, if voted to power, will waive farmers’ loans, provide a monthly allowance of Rs 3,500 to unemployed youths and bring legislation for the protection of journalists.
Pilot also said that the Congress will set up a committee to ensure the manifesto’s promises are duly implemented.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday released the BJP’s manifesto, promising job creation in both public and private sectors. Raje said that her government has given out loans worth Rs 80,000 crore and added that its main focus in 2018 was “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”.