Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held two public rallies in Chhattisgarh Monday, where she made eight promises if Congress retains power. The highlight of the promises remain Rs 500 subsidy on every refill on gas cylinders to be paid through banking transaction.
While addressing the gathering in the newly formed district Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Ganda (KCG), Priyanka said they have kept their promise made during the bypolls of forming a new district KCG, and called the Chhattisgarh model better than Gujarat’s.
“Congress governments in various states have also restored the Old Pension Scheme. A person who works for over two decades expects some protection after retirement. People in Madhya Pradesh were silent when I asked them how much money they get for paddy. I believe you people will vote based on the work done by us and not be influenced by communal politics.”
Priyanka also promised 200 units of free electricity. Loans for women-run self-help groups and also under the Saksham government scheme will be waived.
All 6,000 government high and higher secondary schools will be upgraded to Swami Atmanand English and Hindi schools. Those injured in accidents will get free treatment, she said, adding that over 6,000 transport business owners will get a waiver of Rs 726 crore motor vehicle tax and interest taken from 2018.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said, “The eight promises by Congress till now are procurement of 20 quintals of rice per acre up from 15 quintals, loan waiver for farmers, Awas (housing) Yojna for 17.50 lakh poor people, Rs 10 more MSP on forest produce, free health services up to Rs 10 lakh, and in a first, free education for all students till post-graduation in all government institutions. Also for the first time in the country, monetary help to landless farmers will be hiked to Rs 10,000 per year.”