Congress announced its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh bypolls on Saturday, making a stress on the Gwalior-Chambal poll bound region.
In its manifesto the Congress party has introduced Gaudhan Nyay Yojana, a scheme to purchase cow dung from cattle owners.
Earlier, the Congress government in Chhattisgarh had introduced the scheme for aiding farmers and cattle owners. Under the scheme, the state government will buy cowdung from farmers and cattle owners at Rs 2 per kg.
The party has promised to restart Jai Kisan Yojana for waiving farm loans. And it also promised to continue Rs 100 for 100 units of electricity.
Earlier the Congress government had reintroduced Rs 51,000 monetary assistance under Kanyadan yojana, resumption of Shuddh ke Liye Yuddh against adulteration and hike in social security pension by Rs 1000 per month. The state government will also pay the fee of youths appearing in competitive exams.
Congress has promised to convert the poll-bound Gwalior-Chambal region into agricultural land. It also promised new schools and sporting facilities, besides rapid industrialisation in Gwalior-Chambal region.
The party stressed on paying attention to Rani Laxmibai’s heritage since Jyotiraditya Scindia left Congress. Madhya Padesh Congress chief Kamal Nath has paid a visit to Laxmibai’s tomb in Gwalior.
Congress party has added 52 more points to the already 954 points in Vachan Patra of the 2018 assembly polls for the upcoming bypolls.
The party has included pictures of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi on the Vachan Patra which were absent during the assembly polls.
“The public is with the Congress party. With the help of our Vachan Patra, we will return to power and fulfil our promises,” Kamal Nath said.
Taking a dig at the BJP government, Nath said that the entire government was engaged in electioneering and campaigns. “There is no such thing as government in the state. The law and order situation is worse. Sisters and daughters are also insecure. People have been left at God’s mercy,” he said.