New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday released its manifesto for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, news agency ANI reported. Addressing the media in Bhopal, state Congress Chief Kamal Nath said, “We will reduce the electricity bill of farmers by 50%, reduce diesel and petrol prices and open ‘Gaushalas’ in every Gram Panchayat among other things mentioned in our election manifesto.”
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018, is scheduled to be held in a single phase on November 28. The counting of votes will take place on December 11. The BJP and the Congress will face head-on in Madhya Pradesh which has 230 Vidhan Sabha seats. The BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh for three consecutive terms.
On Friday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had released party’s manifesto for Chhattisgarh assembly elections. In the manifesto, named as “People’s Manifesto”, the Congress promised immediate loan waivers within 10 days of being voted to power. The party had also promised better healthcare facilities and a safer society for women in Chhattisgarh.
Addressing the media after releasing the manifesto, the Congress president had said, “This is not Congress’ Manifesto, its People’s Manifesto. Whatever we have mentioned in the manifesto is what people want from us. This manifesto is Congress party’s commitment. I appeal to people to give an opportunity this time to the Congress; we will surely fulfill all the commitments promised to you. Whoever becomes the Chief Minister of the Congress party in Chhattisgarh is going to be accountable to deliver this document. That is the philosophy we are following.”
The Chhattisgarh assembly elections in the state will be held in two phases on November 12 and November 20.