Just four days ahead of elections and on the day Modi's grand road show in Jaipur, Congress launched its manifesto – Jan Ghoshna Patra – 2 – dedicated to social welfare, farmers, youth, women, government employees and small traders. The party promises to conduct caste census to assess and provide welfare measures as per the population mix. The party committed to cover Old Pension Scheme for government employees through law.
The party promises to provide 10 lakh jobs to goth in five years including 4 lakh government jobs. BJP, in its Sankalp Patra, had promised 2.5 lakh jobs in five years.
Announcing array of welfare measures, Congress announced to increase the medical insurance coverage in Chiranjeevi scheme from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.
The Congress promised to provide gas cylinder at Rs 400 a piece and frame laws to protect the minimum support price of crops. While farmers will continue to get loan through kisan credit card, the party promises to provide easy loans to businessmen on similar lines. The farmers will be provided interest free farm loans upto Rs 2 lakh from cooperative banks.
The BJP had been attacking Congress on the issue of women security, the party promises to install CCTV camera at public places and appoint security guards in every wards of villages. It also promised to provide free transportation to women in roadways buses besides free monthly travel coupon to each woman.
Taking a cue from Aam Aadmi Party, whose vote Bank in Delhi majorly constitute auto rickshaw drivers, the Congress promised to include auto rickshaw drivers in GIG workers and provide them all the facilities mentioned in the legislation of GiG workers.
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