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Congress Manifesto promises Petrol will be Rs. 10 Cheaper

07 December 2017, 02:59 | Glen Norman

Congress Manifesto promises Petrol will be Rs. 10 Cheaper

Congress Manifesto promises Petrol will be Rs. 10 Cheaper

In its manifesto ahead of 2017 assembly polls, Gujarat Congress on Monday promised to carve out quota in jobs and education for Patidars and other non-reserved castes without disturbing the existing 49% SC, ST and OBC quotas.

The party in its manifesto has promised to waive off farmer loans and provide 16 hours of electricity for irrigation.

MEET THE MEN BEHIND CONG MANIFESTO The Congress manifesto has over 500 points covering every person in Gujarat.

# Contract workers will be made permanent. From Rs 32 thousand crores 25 lakh youth will be employed.

Besides, Congress has promised stern legal action against those responsible for alleged atrocities on Patidar youths during the quota agitation in 2015.

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The Congress said it will tackle inflation by reducing petrol and diesel prices by up to Rs 10 per litre through reduction in state taxes.

The party manifesto also promised reservation to the Patidaars under the Economically Backward Classes category.

Rs 32,000 crore package will be provided for 25 lakh youth.

# Rs 4,000 allowance for unemployed youths.

The party will also set up "Swami Vivekanand Education Foundation" to provide freeship and scholarship for students from the poor and middle class families for their education from pre-primary level to PhD.

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"Under the bill, the communities which are specified under Article 46 and which have not received any benefit under article 15 (4) and 16 (4), to give them equal opportunity for education and economic development, will be conferred all the rights given to OBC under this special category", the manifesto reads. The Congress manifesto also talks about 50 per cent reduction in electricity bills and property taxes.

The party which is out of power since last 22-years has assured in its manifesto that Sardar Patel Universal Healthcare Card to be given to all people.

For women, the manifesto promises housing for all, a 24-hour toll-free phone and single-window help centre, "pink transport", free education from primary to higher education and fast track courts for crimes against women.

On food security, the party promises to lauch "Indira Canteen" across the state which would serve food at Rs 10 per plate. Reacting to the Congress manifesto, state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani said that the Congress is selling dreams.

"Our approach is a shift away from GDP to GNHI, as all our policies will be targeted for improving happiness index of the public like we see in countries like Bhutan, Norway and Sweden", he said.

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The manifesto says, Gujarat under the BJP has regressed on indicators.

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