New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday released her party’s much awaited manifesto, which is “a development-oriented manifesto” and “is a manifesto of the people, for the people, and by the people”.
Announcing several welfare schemes, the 66-yaer-old leader said, “This is not a political manifesto, it is a development-oriented manifesto. This is a manifesto of the people, for the people, and by the people.”
“We were supposed to release our manifesto earlier but due to my health condition, it took time. We are releasing our manifesto today by thanking Maa, Mati, Manush (mother, soil and people),” said the chief minister sitting on a wheel chair.
Mamata promised to announced to launch student credit card worth Rs 10 lakh; minimum annual income of Rs 12,000 for backward community people and Rs 10,000 financial aid to farmers as she released the TMC manifesto for the upcoming state assembly elections.
She also promised to generate 5 lakh employment opportunities every year and said that free ration will be delivered at the doorstep of people. Her government’s ‘Duare Sarkar’ programme will be now be held four months every year.
The chief minister also announced to form a special task force to examine and propose OBC status to all communities who are not recognised and set up 10 lakh MSME units in the state.
West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The results will be declared on May 2.