Delhi 2020

Delhi Assembly polls: Congress manifesto promises unemployment allowance, cashback schemes, free electricity up to 300 units

DPCC president Subhash Chopra at the DPCC headquarter in New Delhi on January 25, 2020

DPCC president Subhash Chopra at the DPCC headquarter in New Delhi on January 25, 2020   | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

The manifesto also committed to spend 25% budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities.

The Congress on Sunday released its manifesto for the Delhi polls, promising to implement unemployment allowance of ₹5,000-7,500 per month and cashback schemes for water and power consumers, if voted to power.

Presenting the manifesto, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said the party will provide free power up to 300 unit per month.

The manifesto also committed to spend 25% budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities.

An unemployment allowance of ₹5,000 for graduates and ₹7,500 for post graduates per month will be provided under the Yuva Swabhiman Yojna, he said.

The Congress will launch flagship cashback schemes for power and water supply to benefit consumers saving these resources. The party, if voted to power, will open 100 Indira Canteens to provide subsidised meals at ₹15, Mr. Chopra said.

CAA-NRC-NPR

The Congress will challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court and demand the Centre to withdraw the law. The party will also not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the existing form of the National Population Register (NPR), if voted to power in Delhi.

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