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Unemployment allowance, free electricity in Congress' manifesto for Delhi elections

Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for the forthcoming assembly election in Delhi. Party Delhi chief Subhash Chopra, other leaders Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken released party's manifesto. The elections are scheduled to take place on February 8.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 02, 2020 13:48 IST
Congress releases manifesto for Delhi polls 2020
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Congress releases manifesto for Delhi polls 2020

Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for the forthcoming assembly election in Delhi. Party's Delhi chief Subhash Chopra, other leaders Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken released party's manifesto. The elections in Delhi are scheduled to take place on February 8 while the counting will take place on February 11.

In the manifesto, Congress has proposed that it will provide an unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 to graduates and Rs 7,500 to post-graduates per month. It has also promised that it will challenge CAA in Supreme Court saying, "if voted to power will not implement NRC, NPR in Delhi in the current form."

Besides other promises, Congress has said that it will also give free electricity up to 300 units if voted to power in Delhi. 

The Congress' poll plank is the work done during the three terms of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. In the last assembly election, Congress failed to win a single seat.

Congress to intensify poll campaign

After releasing the manifesto, the party campaign may move into higher gear on Monday as Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states will canvass for the party. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, whose party is contesting four of the city's 70 seats in alliance with the Congress, will also address four rallies.

As part of its plan, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will hit the poll trail in the coming week and address two rallies each on February 4 and 5.

On Tuesday, Gandhi will address rallies in Jangpura and Sangam Vihar. Next day, he is slated to address a rally in Kondli and Hauz Qazi area.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also scheduled to address the joint rally at Sangam Vihar, a party source said.

Contrary to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which have marshalled their resources for the elections, the Congress has gone for a low-key campaign.

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