Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Congress manifesto released, plays soft-Hindutva card, offers gaushalas

Nov 11, 2018, 11:11 AM IST
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Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Congress manifesto was released today, thereby kick-starting its strategy to impress the public to vote for the party in the upcoming elections. It is clear from the manifesto that Congress is playing soft Hindutva in Madhya Pradesh. The manifesto focuses largely on farmers, youth, women, tribals and industries. Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls on November 28 to elect a 230-member new state Assembly. The counting of votes will take place on December 11. Congress manifesto came in the form of an 86-page manifesto titled "Vachan Patra" that was released by senior Congress leaders including state Congress President Kamal Nath, campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh. Addressing the media, Scindia said for the first time any party has released a "vachan patra" and not a manifesto. "This is a vachan patra and not a ghoshna patra, because we all have been hearing ghoshnas for the last 15 years." Check out Congress manifesto highlights here:

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Rahul Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress

Rahul Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress

Congress manifesto promised to build gaushalas in every gram panchayat, establish a new department for spirituality, opening of new Sanskrit schools. Image Source: PTI

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Kamal Nath, Member of the Lok Sabha

Kamal Nath, Member of the Lok Sabha

Congress manifesto, taking a soft-Hindutva approach, promised to constitute Maa Narmada Nyay legislation and new spirituality department besides promising to open Sanskrit schools to promote the language. Image Source: PTI

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Congress: Made-in-MP programme to boost industries

Congress: Made-in-MP programme to boost industries

Congress manifesto promised, besides a loan waiver for farmers, a Made-in-MP programme to boost industries. Image Source: PTI

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Digvijaya Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Digvijaya Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

For farmers, Congress manifesto has promised to waive loans upto Rs 2 lakh taken from nationalised and cooperative banks and reduce their electricity bill by 50 per cent, reduce diesel, petrol and cooking gas prices, gaushalas in every gram panchayat, Rs 51,000 for the marriage of daughters of farmers among others if it comes to power. Image Source: PTI

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Congress: Judicial inquiry for killing of farmers in Mandsaur

Congress: Judicial inquiry for killing of farmers in Mandsaur

Congress manifesto says that the party will take back all the cases filed against farmers during agitations and protests and that a judicial inquiry will be conducted for killing of farmers in Mandsaur. Image Source: PTI

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Arun Subhashchandra Yadav, Indian Politician

Arun Subhashchandra Yadav, Indian Politician

Congress manifesto vows provision of Rs 2.50 lakh for the construction of houses of landless people each on a plot of 450 sq feet has also been mentioned in the manifesto. Image Source: Twitter

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Congress: Promise to bring new youth policy

Congress: Promise to bring new youth policy

Congress manifesto woos the youth and has promised to constitute a youth commission and to bring a new youth policy. "An unemployed member of every family will be given Rs 10,000," said Kamal Nath while releasing the manifesto. Image Source: PTI

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Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

To promote industries and business Congress manifesto promises that it will bring a new industrial policy which will benefit locals in terms of employment and will encourage multi-level industrial parks in every big city in the state. Image Source: PTI

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Congress: Establishing MP global technology

Congress: Establishing MP global technology

Congress manifesto says that besides establishing a MP global technology incubator, transport hubs will be created in Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur. It will also encourage Made in MP brand of products. Image Source: PTI

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Congress: Legislative council in the state

Congress: Legislative council in the state

Congress manifesto promised to constitute a legislative council in the state too if it is voted to power in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh elections. Image Source: PTI

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