With Assembly elections in Haryana scheduled for October 13, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Wednesday, released its manifesto and promised sops to every section of the society including a monthly allowance of Rs. 3,000 to unemployed graduates.
The manifesto was released at a press conference by INLD general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Chautala and party’s state unit president Ashok Arora.
The manifesto aims to bring back the era of party founder and former deputy prime minister Devi Lal and also has a punchline: ‘Apna Vaada, Kaam Ka Irada’ (our promise is to deliver).
Wooing the youth, he said if the INLD came to power, it would ensure 50 per cent reservation for them in the private sector and provide a monthly unemployment allowance of Rs. 3,000 to all unemployed graduates.
“Every student in Haryana shall receive free education up to graduation in any stream,” he said. He also promised to set up a university in the backward Ahirwal region of the state.
Mr. Chautala said the party would rekindle the people-friendly policies of the late Devi Lal, and would waive loans up to Rs. 1 lakh for farmers, labourers, backward classes, small traders, service class and other professionals.
Terming the recent announcement of bonus of Rs. 100 per quintal of wheat by the Centre as a “cruel joke,” Mr. Chautala said that if his party comes to power it would give Rs. 1,400 per quintal MSP to the farmers for wheat with the difference being borne by the state government.