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UP assembly polls: Congress launches ‘Youth Manifesto’, promises 20 lakh jobs

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday released the party’s manifesto for the youth of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly elections, saying only the party can give a new vision to the youth in the state. The grand old party is going to the polls with youth and women in focus and has announced that it will reserve 40 per cent of tickets for female in Uttar Pradesh.

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Addressing a press conference at the launch of the ‘youth manifesto’ called ‘Bharti Vidhan’, Rahul Gandhi said the vision document is “not hollow words” but has been drafted after consulting youth whose views are reflected in it.

“The youth in Uttar Pradesh need a new vision an d only Congress can give that vision to the state,” the former party president said.

“We don’t spread hatred, we unite people and we want to create a new Uttar Pradesh with the strength of youth,” Mr Gandhi added.

In her remarks, party leader Priyanka Gandhi said the biggest problem in the state is recruitment and the youth are disappointed. She said her party in UP wants the focus to be on development and not on negative propaganda based on caste or communalism that is going around.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says, “We have mentioned how party would give jobs to people in the manifesto”.

We have mentioned how Congress would give jobs to people in the manifesto. The thought behind this youth manifesto for UP is to explain how we are planning to give the youth jobs. Not just a promise of jobs that we will give these many jobs, but a detailed vision of how we will give those jobs.

Forget job creation, today the youth has lost jobs. 880 youth lose jobs in UP each hour. This is because all the work is being given to 2-3 industrialists and not spread out. So, the Congress has decided after speaking to the youth of UP, as to how we can create jobs for you

We do not spread hate among people. Our aim is to maintain peace and promote he growth of the youth and the state.

In her remarks, party leader Priyanka Gandhi said the biggest problem in the state is recruitment and the youth are disappointed.

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She said her party in UP wants the focus to be on development and not on negative propaganda based on caste or communalism that is going around.

The party is going to the polls with the focus on youth and women and has announced that it will reserve 40 per cent of tickets for women in Uttar Pradesh.

Five states; Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab, and Uttarakhand will vote over seven phases starting February 10, with counting of votes scheduled for March 10.

Polling for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly is scheduled to be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7 and the counting of votes will be held on March 10.

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