MP Congress promises 1 lakh jobs and cut in electricity bill

Madhya Pradesh Congress party promises employment for 1 lakh youth in IT sector, cuts in electricity bills of the farmers and a grant of  Rs 2.5 lakh each to the homeless people in the state. The party released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections. The manifesto was released by top leaders of the Congress including Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijay Singh.

Releasing the 112-page manifesto, State Congress Chief Kamal Nath said, “We will reduce the electricity bill of farmers by 50%, reduce diesel and petrol prices and open gaushalas in every gram panchayat”.

The manifesto also promises to waive off farmers loans of nationalized and cooperative banks up to the limit of Rs 2 lakh. The loan waiver will come into effect within ten days of the Congress being elected to power, said Kamal Nath. In line with Swaminathan Committee recommendations for ensuring profitable prices to farmers for their produce, the manifesto mentions about not allowing farmers produce to be sold in mandis below the MSP.

The manifesto resolves to make MP a corruption free state by enacting a new anti-corruption law, which will make indulging in corruption (both taking and giving bribe) a serious and non-bailable offence. Special anti-corruption courts would be constituted where charge-sheets will have to be filed within 30 days.

Government officials, including those holding important positions in state secretariat will not be allowed single posting of more than three years. Newly appointed public servants and nominated public representatives will have to submit affidavit of assets held by them and kin as well as the source of the income at the time of appointment/nomination, which would serve as the basis for ascertaining their income and confiscating assets disproportionate to their income in future.

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