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Congress likely to release manifesto for Haryana elections on Oct 11

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New Delhi [India], Oct 9 (ANI): Among the top poll promises for the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana, the Congress is planning to waive off the debts of farmers in the state.

The party is likely to release its manifesto on October 11 at the Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters in Chandigarh.

"Eight major declarations will be announced in the manifesto, in which waiving of debt of farmers in Haryana, will be in the top rundown. The debt will be waived off within 24 hours," sources told ANI here.

The manifesto is also likely to contain promises of pension for senior citizens and free rides for women in the buses run by the state government, among others.

"Elders will get a pension up to Rs 5100 and women will be given free rides 365 days on Harayana roadways," sources said.

Congress wants to play the farm waiver card in Haryana again after it proved fruitful for them in Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh elections.

Speaking about the reservation for local youth and other promises that could be in the manifesto the source added, "To diminish unemployment 50 per cent of the reservation will be given to Haryana youngsters, GST would be made simpler for the small businessman and vendors. Also providing good roads and employment to the people would be a major part of the Congress manifesto."

"Manifesto will be released at around 12 on October 11 at the HPCC headquarters Chandigarh in Sector-9, with all big leaders present," sources added.

Elections for 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21 and counting of votes will begin on October 24.

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First Published: Wed, October 09 2019. 16:49 IST
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