The Congress manifesto pledges to guarantee 50% reservation for women in government jobs while also promising to create 10 lakh new jobs.
If elected in Gujarat, Congress has pledged to rename Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium to Sardar Patel Stadium. Senior Congress leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the party’s election manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections. If the party forms the government, Gehlot said Congress will adopt the election manifesto as the official document in the very first Cabinet meeting.
Gujarat will hold two rounds of assembly elections on December 1 and 5. Vote tallying will take place on December 8.
The Congress manifesto states that it will provide 50% reservation for women in government positions and give each single woman, widow, and senior woman in the state a monthly payment of 2,000. This is in addition to its pledge to create 10 lakh jobs in the state for all Gujaratis.
The party also said that the government would open 3,000 English-medium schools. And offer free education to girls in the state up till their post-graduation.
Other benefits mentioned in the Congress manifesto include domestic gas cylinders for 500 rupees, a monthly grant of 3,000 rupees to each unemployed youth, a waiver of farm loans up to 3 lakhs, and 300 units of free electricity.
Mr. Gehlot asserted that if Congres is elect to office, investigations will be order into all complaints of corruption from the previous 27 years, and those found guilty will be book. He blamed the current BJP-led government in Gujarat for the widespread corruption.
Congress has pledged to offer free medical care to all Gujaratis up to a maximum of 10 lakhs. Free health checks and medications up to a maximum of 5 lakhs. And to provide 4 lakh in COVID compensation in the state.