Assembly Elections 2019: Congress Releases Manifesto for Odisha, Focuses on 19 Points
Congress Releases Manifesto for Odisha (Photo Credits: ANI)

Bhubaneshwar, April 7: With the national elections just three days away, the Indian National Congress party has released their election manifesto for Odisha. The Odisha Congress released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state. The Congress claimed that there are no lies in the book and its an attempt to marry wealth and welfare. Odisha Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency-Wise Dates Of Voting And Results For General Elections.

In the poll manifesto, Congress has promised minimum income guarantee of Rs 72,000 yearly for the poorest 20 per cent of the population, while giving Rs 6000 to the female member of the family. It further assured jobs for all and regularising work of all contractual workers, adding that there will be no contractual employees in teaching, social security services, and healthcare. NYAY Funds Will Come from Pockets of 'Chor' Businessmen: Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Key promises made by Congress in its manifesto for Odisha:

  1. Minimum Income Guarantee—NYAY
  2. Regularising work
  3. Employment for All
  4. Land for the landless, Home for the homeless
  5. Women Empowerment
  6. A new deal for the farmers
  7. Adivasi welfare
  8. Social Security
  9. Dalit Rights
  10. Nisamukta (Drug-free) Odisha
  11. Healthcare for All
  12. Transforming Education
  13. Food Security
  14. Drinking Water
  15. Smart Industries
  16. Harnessing coastline
  17. Accountable Governance
  18. Higher MGNERGA wages
  19. Participatory Democracy

Earlier last month, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi made a big poll promise by announcing the Nyuntam Aay Yojana scheme, also known as the NYAY scheme, as one of the central manifestoes. “There are no lies in this manifesto as we have had enough lies in the past five years,” said Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi also proposed to have a separate budget for farmers and no jail for loan defaults by farmers. “Debt is a civil liability and we will not allow criminal proceedings to be instituted against a farmer who is unable to pay his/her debt,” the manifesto reads.