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Cong promises farm loan waiver, unemployment allowance to youths in Rajasthan

ANI  |  Jaipur (Rajasthan), [India] 

The on Thursday announced farm loan waiver, allowance to educated unemployed youths, and Accountability Bill among a slew of promises in its manifesto to win the assembly polls, scheduled for December 7.

Pradesh Committee (RPCC) and former chief released the manifesto in the presence of other party leaders. "Our manifesto is not just a document, but a commitment," said Pilot.

With a view to empower girls in a holistic manner, the said, "Our government, if formed, will bear the entire education expenses of girls. We will finance their entire education," he added.

Pilot said that unemployed educated youths would get Rs 3,500 as monthly allowance. "We will also give jobs to them and easy loans so that they set up their own businesses too," he said. Moreover, students will get to appear in the examination, he added.

"The Congress will waive off farmers' loan once the party forms the government in the state. will be freed from the Goods and Services Tax (GST)," he said, adding that old farmers would get pension. He also promised to set up the 'Gauchar Bhumi Board' which will ensure that cows are provided with adequate fodder.

"If the Congress is voted to power, we will make college and university curriculum industry-friendly. We will also form a board for the workers of unorganised sector so that they are taken care of in a better manner," he said.

Pilot also said the Congress, if voted to power, will bring the Accountability Bill within 30 days of coming to power.

The former union also said it was the people's thought which was embodied in the manifesto, and not that of the Congress. "The BJP should apologise to the people of the state for not fulfilling its promises. The BJP, which kept the people jobless for five years, is now talking about allowance to them. We ascertained the views and suggestions of 2 lakh people on different digital platforms (to create the manifesto)," he added.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 10:31 IST