Delhi Assembly Election 2020 | Congress releases poll manifesto; Nyay Yojana, pollution on agenda
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Days after the BJP released its manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly Elections in Delhi, the Congress on Sunday released its manifesto with Nyay Yojana, pollution and education for girls on its agenda.
The manifesto was released by Delhi Congress President Subhash Chopra along with party leaders Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken.
The manifesto also committed to spend 25 per cent budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities.
An unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 for graduates and Rs 7,500 for post graduates per month will be provided under the Yuva Swabhiman Yojna, he said.
The Congress will launch flagship cashback schemes for power and water supply to benefit consumers saving these resources. The party, if voted to power, will open 100 Indira Canteens to provide subsidised meals at Rs 15, Chopra said.
The Congress will challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court and demand the Centre to withdraw the law. The party will also not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the existing form of the National Population Register (NPR), if voted to power in Delhi.
Apart from Congress, the BJP has released its manifesto for the forthcoming assembly polls in Delhi. The manifesto, which has been named as ‘Delhi Sankalp Patra’, was released in presence of Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Harsh Vardhan, party's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari and MPs on January 31.
Addressing a press conference, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that the party will run the ‘bullet train’ of development in the national capital, adding that the BJP’s main priority will be to tackle water and air pollution in the national capital.
The election for the 70-member Delhi Assembly is on February 8 and counting of votes will take place in February 11.
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