Source: News Bharati English09 Jan 2017 14:20:26
New Delhi, January 9: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the Congress’ manifesto for upcoming Punjab Assembly Elections which are to be held on 4th February. Manmohan Singh spoke on various measures for the welfare of the society and promise to undo the damage done to the society since last 10 years.
At the headquarters of New Delhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the party’s manifesto for Punjab in the presence of Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh. Manmohan Singh said that “this election manifesto is a forward looking visionary document, which promises the people that we will undo the damage done to the Punjab economy by the state government in the last ten years.”
Blaming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), government for the economical imbalance he said that the government had “unprecedented management”. He swears people to return the Congress to power in order to serve them. “Government will undo all this damage and set a new pathway for a better tomorrow which will see that people will have a higher per-capita Income, better distribution of Income, better employment prospects & better infrastructure,” he added.
Manmohan Singh asserted that the manifesto made by them is visionary and sets to strive for all the sections of society. Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh said “Drug menace will be the first thing which will be put to an end. Secondly will reduce power tariff to industry from Rs 7.60 down to Rs 5.00, stipend of Rs 2500 will be given to unemployed youth in Punjab etc.”
Manifesto promises to employ people of Punjab. “Har ghar me naukri”, is an initiative to offer new job opportunities for the people of Punjab. "Manifesto points to the tremendous potential of Punjab in agriculture, manufacturing, services and infrastructure,” Manmohan Singh said. Manifesto also covers to negotiate with banks and take over rural debts to help farmers.