Cong manifesto offers freebies, subsidies

Last Updated 04 December 2012, 17:58 IST

Promising several freebies from free laptops to subsidised education and healthcare facilities, the Gujarat Congress released its manifesto on Tuesday, roping in its most successful Chief Minister Sheila Sikshit.

The Congress wanted to send the message that it delivers what it commits hence there were CMs who were winning three successive elections.

Releasing the manifesto, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arjun Modhwadia slammed the BJP government for ignoring farmers, minorities, healthcare facilities and small-scale industries during its rule in the state. 

Modhvadia went on to say if voted to power the state would not be for Adanis and Tatas but for common people.

“The present regime has kept the doors of secretariat open only for industrials and shut it for common man, we will open doors for the common man,’’ said Modhvadia.

The Congress promised it would provide free laptops and tablets to students, reduce their
fees and grant scholarships to minorities especially in the self financed colleges.

The party said if voted to power, it will also implement the Sachar Committee report which advocates granting more facilities to Muslims to bring them into the mainstream.

Dikshit, who led the Congress to a record three successive victories in Delhi assembly elections, criticised Modi-led government in Gujarat for its deteriorating law and order situation and what she termed as a misrule.

"We never make promises which can't be fulfilled. Our manifestos are based on basic requirements of the people and it includes every section of society," she said.

(Published 04 December 2012, 11:17 IST)

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