In MP bypoll manifesto, Congress guarantees employment, pension, different advantages for COVID-19 victims


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In its manifesto launched for the upcoming state meeting bypolls, the Madhya Pradesh Congress on Saturday promised to supply numerous advantages together with employment and pension to COVID-19 victims. 

Within the ‘Vachan Patra’ launched by state Congress chief Kamal Nath for the November three bypolls to 28 meeting seats within the state, the opposition occasion promised assist to the households of the COVID-19 victims, saying that pension could be given to a lady in case of the loss of life of her husband, and meals and well being companies could be supplied to the poor throughout the ongoing disaster. The manifesto additionally promised creation of alternatives for employment and self-employment if the only real bread-winner of the household has died to the an infection.

The Congress occasion additionally promised to roll out a farm mortgage waiver scheme, a welfare scheme for cows and uplift of the Gwalior-Chambal area. 

In an effort to return to energy within the state, which the Congress misplaced in March this 12 months, the occasion has to win all of the 28 meeting seats, whereas the ruling BJP solely wants 9 seats to succeed in the bulk mark of 116 within the 230-member Home.

The manifesto guarantees to launch ‘Godhan Sewa Yojana’ in Madhya Pradesh on the strains of ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ of Chhattisgarh rolled out by the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress authorities in that state.

The neighbouring state’s scheme for cows goals to financially assist the folks in rural areas and in addition remedy the issue of stray cattle, it stated.

Within the ballot doc, the Congress additionally introduced to rope in ‘gau sevaks’ (cow volunteers) within the scheme, saying the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP authorities had eliminated them.

The manifesto guarantees to restart the scheme of giving farm mortgage waiver of as much as Rs two lakh. It’s extensively believed that the Congress’s promise of

farm mortgage waiver was one of many main components behind its victory within the 2018 state polls.

The occasion additionally promised to host a summit of businessmen from India and overseas in Gwalior to draw investments within the Gwalior-Chambal area, which accounts for 16 of the 28 bypoll seats.

The occasion additionally introduced a number of different sops for the Gwalior-Chambal area, which incorporates organising Chambal Mahotsav (pageant) yearly and beginning paperwork for metro rail community in Gwalior.

The bypolls are being held following the loss of life of three MLAs and resignations of 25 others earlier this 12 months.

Twenty-two insurgent Congress MLAs, principally from the Jyotiraditya Scindia camp, had resigned in March this 12 months, decreasing the Kamal Nath-led dispensation to a minority and paving the way in which for the BJP to type the federal government within the state.

Scindia and these former MLAs had joined the BJP. The saffron occasion then despatched Scindia to Rajya Sabha, whereas lots of his loyalists obtained vital portfolios in Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cupboard.

In July, three extra Congress MLAs resigned and joined the BJP, taking their quantity to 25, whereas three meeting seats had fallen vacant because of the loss of life of
legislators.

In March, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities had received the belief of 112 MLAs with the assistance of a Samajwadi Celebration legislator, two BSP and as many Independents MLAs. After the December 2018 MP meeting polls, the Samajwadi Celebration (SP), BSP and 4 Independents had supported the Congress to type the federal government.

(With PTI inputs)

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