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Health insurance, IPL team: What Congress promised in its manifesto for MP

The Opposition Congress listed 59 promises in its 106-page manifesto, with assurances for all sections of the society

Congress manifesto, Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh election

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Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Tuesday released the party's manifesto for the upcoming state Assembly polls, making a slew of promises, including Rs 25 lakh health insurance cover for all citizens of the state, 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and to form an Indian Premier League (IPL) team of the state.

The Opposition Congress listed 59 promises in its 106-page manifesto, with assurances for all sections of the society, including farmers, women and government employees.

"We will provide health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh, which also has an accidental cover of Rs 10 lakh, for all the people," Kamal Nath said while releasing the manifesto.

Madhya Pradesh will also have an IPL team, he said.

Kamal Nath also announced a waiver of farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh and assistance of Rs 1,500 per month to women.

He also promised to provide LPG cylinders at Rs 500, free school education, and implement the Old Pension Scheme and unemployment allowance for youth ranging from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 per month for two years.

Elections to the 230-member state assembly are scheduled on November 17. The results will be announced on December 3.

BJP slams Congress's MP manifesto

Calling the manifesto a letter of lies, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said ,"It's not a manifesto of Congress, it's a letter of lies. Five years ago, they made more than 900 promises but didn't even fulfil nine of them...They again presented a letter of lies. The public will not trust these lies. The public knows that BJP does what it says."

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also slammed the party and said, "The manifesto of Congress is a bunch of lies. Before this, Congress also made promises about farmers and unemployed youth but didn't fulfil them. This time, MP's public will also consider their manifesto a lie."

"The track record of Congress is too bad...They'll now make an IPL team. Is it the government's duty to make an IPL team?... Nobody trusts Congress but they trust BJP and PM Modi," said BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya.

(With agency input)

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First Published: Oct 17 2023 | 2:55 PM IST

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