DPCC President Subhash Chopra (C) along with Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Ajay Maken (2nd L) and Kuljit Singh Nagra (R) releases the Congress manifesto for the Delhi Assembly polls, at a press conference at the DPCC office in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI :
Congress promises unemployment allowance, cashback schemes, free electricity up to 300 units
THE Congress on Sunday promised to implement unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000-7,500 per month, cashback schemes for water and power consumers and challenge the contentious CAA in the Supreme Court if voted to power in Delhi. The manifesto presented by Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra also committed to spend 25 per cent budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities. The party has promised to provide free electricity up to 300 units per month.
He said the Congress will open 100 Indira Canteens in the city to give subsidised meals at Rs 15, Chopra said. An unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 for graduates and Rs 7,500 for post graduates will be provided monthly under the ‘Yuva Swabhiman Yojna’, he said. The announcements come against the backdrop of promises and initiatives by its rivals AAP and BJP.
The Congress will challenge the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the Supreme Court and demand the Centre to withdraw the law. The party will also not implement the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the existing form of the National Population Register (NPR), if voted to power in Delhi.