17 Oct 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath Releases Congress Manifesto; Bid To Woo Youths, Women, Farmers, OBCs; These Are Promises Made By Party

Bhopal: State Congress President Kamal Nath unveiled the party's manifesto for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections-2023. The manifesto includes a wide range of commitments, such as offering a health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh to all residents of Madhya Pradesh, a 27 percent reservation for OBCs, and the establishment of a state IPL team.

General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala and Committee Chairman Dr Rajendra Kumar Singh released the manifesto. During this, many leaders including former CM Digvijaya Singh, former minister Kantilal Bhuria, Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha were present.

The opposition Congress has outlined a total of 59 promises in their extensive 106-page manifesto, catering to various segments of society, including farmers, women, and government employees.

During the manifesto release, Kamal Nath stated, "We pledge to provide a health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh, which also includes an accidental coverage of Rs 10 lakh, for all our citizens."

Furthermore, the Congress leader made additional pledges, including providing LPG cylinders at a cost of Rs 500, making school education free, implementing the Old Pension Scheme, and introducing an unemployment allowance for youth ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per month for a duration of two years.

Rs 1500 per month Nari Samman Nidhi

Kamal Nath said that the party is determined to fulfill the promises given during the assembly elections in the year 2018 and apart from this other promises are also being given. He claimed that the then Congress government had waived off the loans of 27 lakh farmers in the first phase. This scheme will be continued. Congress is committed to bringing prosperity in the state and along with industrial investment, sports will also be encouraged. According to the promise of Congress, women will be provided Rs 1500 per month as Nari Samman Nidhi. 

Old pension scheme will be implemented

Under Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana, up to 100 units of electricity will be waived and 200 units will be given at half rate. The old pension scheme 2005 will be implemented for the employees. 

Farmers will get Rs 2600 per quintal for wheat and Rs 2500 for paddy

According to the promise, farmers will be given Rs 2600 per quintal price of wheat and Rs 2500 per quintal of paddy. Along with providing free electricity up to five horse power, they will also give 50 percent discount up to ten horse power. Under Nandini Godhan Yojana, cow dung will be purchased at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. The work of constructing one thousand cow sheds will be started again. The outstanding electricity bills of farmers will be waived off.

Loans up to Rs 25 lakh to women for start-ups

Loans up to Rs 25 lakh will be provided to women for start-ups at three percent interest rate. Meri Bitiya Rani Yojana will be started for daughters, under which an amount of Rs 2 lakh 51 thousand will be given from their birth till the marriage ceremony.

Cong promised to give unemployment allowance to youth

Former CM Kamal Nath said that if the Congress government is formed, unemployed youth will be given monthly assistance ranging from Rs 1500 to Rs 3000. Two lakh government posts will be filled. There will be work to give priority to youth in government jobs. Those appearing in competitive exams will get 100% rebate in examination fee.


Padho Padhao scheme

It has been said in the manifesto that under Padho Padhao scheme, Rs 500 per month will be provided to the children of government schools from class one to eighth, Rs one thousand for class nine and tenth and Rs 1500 per month for the children of class eleventh and twelfth. 


The state assembly elections, featuring 230 seats, are slated to take place on November 17.

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