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From electricity bill waiver to 20 lakh govt jobs: Here’s all that Cong have for UP

By Saima Siddiqui 
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From electricity bill waiver to 20 lakh govt jobs: Here’s all that Cong have for UP

Lucknow: As Uttar Pradesh is awaiting its assembly elections for the year 2022, Congress has already pulled up its socks to win the high stake seat, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday flagged off three ‘Pratigya Yatras’ from Barabanki to take its poll promises to the people. During her public address at Barabanki, Priyanka announced various promises including farm loan waiver, 20 lakh government jobs, electricity bill waiver during pandemic, and a compensation Rs 25,000 thousand for Covid-19 victims if Congress is voted to power in UP.

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Earlier, the Congress leader had announced that the party will field women on 40 per cent seats in the next year’s state assembly polls. She had also announced that all Class 12 pass girls will be given a smartphone, while all graduate girls will get an electric scooty if her party forms a government in Uttar Pradesh.

On Saturday, the Congress leader added that separate manifesto for women will be released in coming weeks.

The three yatras going in different routes — from Barabanki to Bundelkhand, Saharanpur to Mathura and Varanasi to Rae Bareli – will be taken out from October 23 to November 1.

Here’s all that Priyanka Gandhi pledged to UP people if Congress comes to power in the state:

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-Will give smartphones to Class 12 girls, and electric-scooty to graduate girl students.

-We will waive all the loans of farmers. We have shown that the loans of 72 thousand crores have been waived earlier.

-Like Chhattisgarh, we will fix wheat and paddy prices at Rs 2500 in UP. The support price of sugarcane will be Rs 400 per quintal.

-We will completely waive the electricity bill during the time of Covid-19 pandemic, as well as halve everyone’s electricity bill.

-Will give financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to poor families who were unable to earn during the Corona period.

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-We will work to provide 20 lakh government jobs in the state and will also work to regularise contractual workers.

Meanwhile, targeting the BJP-led government, Priyanka Gandhi referred to the recent Lakhimpur Kheri violence and alleged that the son of a Union minister in Narendra Modi-led government killed the farmers.

“How much importance has been given to these farmers, it was seen with how much delay was made in arresting him [Ashish Misra],” Priyanka Gandhi said, adding, “Till date the minister [Ajay Misra] is in the ministry.”

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