Telangana Assembly Election 2018: With the Telangana Assembly Election 2018 around the corner, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) released a comprehensive 112-page manifesto covering 35 core issues pertaining to all sections of the State. TPCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, party Telangana affairs In-charge RC Khuntia, senior leader Jairam Ramesh and other important leaders released the manifesto here in Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday. In which from promising Rs 2 lakh loan waiver for farmers to an increase in the percentage of reservation for Dalits, the Congress has made grand promises in their manifesto.
Apart from the above mentioned, the party pushed promises for the recruitment of 20,000 teachers and allocation of up to 20 per cent of the state budget towards education development. The party also made a key announcement aimed at Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, including a health scheme of up to Rs 5 lakh and grants of up to Rs 5 lakh for the construction of houses.
Telangana will go to polls on December 7 in a single phase. The counting of votes is scheduled for December 11, along with the four other states that have seen Assembly elections in this round of election fever.
Highlights of Congress’s People’s Manifesto for Telangana Assembly Elections 2018:
- Recognition to martyrs and financial assistance to thier families
- Rs 5 lakh to all beneficiaries of housing scheme
- Repaying debts on Indiramma Housing scheme, Rs 2 lakh for building an extra room
- Implementation of 1970 land acquisition Act
- Discarding cases on Telangana agitators in three months from coming to power
- One-time farm loan waiver worth Rs 2 lakh
- Extending financial assistance to agricultural labourers
- Minimum Support Price for 17 crops
- Rs 3,000 unemployment allowance
- One lakh job in one year
- Reinstating old pension scheme by scrapping CP
- Mega DSC for filling 20,000 teacher posts
- Judicial officers for Waqf boards through treasury and Rs 6,000 Honorary salary for imams, muezzins
- 30-bed hospital in every mandal
- 6 cylinders for free to the poor
- Merger of RTC into government
- Three Corporations for the Scheduled Castes
- BC reservation in local body polls
- PRC, IR implementation