Ram, farm & jobs on Cong’s MP manifesto
Bhopal: Showcasing the party’s ‘soft-Hinduvta’ face, the Congress election manifesto released on Saturday has promised to launch a ‘ Ram Van Gaman Path’ tour to retrace Lord Ram’s footprints in Madhya Pradesh and set up a new ‘religion and spiritual department’ in the government that plans to begin commercial production of cow urine and cow dung cakes in gaushalas. It also pledges to pass a law to protect the Narmada river.
Congress has also promised to shut down Vyapam, waive farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh and constitute a ‘Vidhan Parishad’ in Madhya Pradesh assembly. Voting for 18 constituencies in the state will be held on November 12.
The Mandsaur police firing that killed five farmers will be reinvestigated if Congress comes to power, says the manifesto, named ‘Vachan Patra (Pledge Document)’.
The manifesto was released at the state Congress headquarters by Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, state election campaign chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh. Scindia said, “We have promised progress and development. Women will be given priority during recruitment in police force. Industry will be promoted so jobs are created. And all this will be implemented with a specified time limit.”