The Congress party on Wednesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly election in Bihar. The unveiling was attended by Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Raj Babbar, Shaktisinh Gohil among others.
Patna: The Congress party released its manifesto ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar. Showering freebies, the party announced Rs 800 as 'honorary pension' for the elderly and women in the state, and Rs 1000 for those above 80 years of age.
The unveiling was attended by Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Raj Babbar, Shaktisinh Gohil among others.
The Congress manifesto, referred to as "Badlav Patr", has a plenty of promises including loan waiver, electricity bill waiver and more. The manifesto also advocated for rejecting Centre's farm laws.
"Our Badlav Patr talks about loan waiver, electricity bill waiver and increasing irrigation facilities for farmers. If our government comes to power in Bihar, we'll reject NDA govt's farm Laws by bringing separate state farm bills as we did in Punjab," Shaktisinh Gohil said during the release of the manifesto.
The party is contesting polls in alliance with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) under the umbrella of Mahagathbandhan. The party also announced budgetary promises for education in the poll-bound state.
Meanwhile, the Lok Janshakti Party also released their election manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar.
Releasing the election document, LJP chief Chirag Paswan said that the party will work on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to take the state ahead on the path of development. "Today, with the release of our party's manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls, I put forward our vision of 'Bihar 1st Bihari 1st' which will resolve various problems that the people of Bihar have been facing," Paswan said in Patna.
While Chirag has been vocal against chief minister Nitish Kumar, he is going soft on the BJP. The LJP had quit the NDA citing ideological differences with Nitish Kumar. The party is contesting on seats against the Janata Dal (United) but has declared 'support' for the BJP.
Last Updated 21, Oct 2020, 12:51 PM