TMC releases Lok Sabha poll manifesto: Key promises made by Mamata Banerjee | India News

NEW DELHI: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in which it has promised to repeal the recently notified Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and stop the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Titled ‘Didir Shopoth (Didi’s pledges), the TMC said it pledges to “uplift every Indian with guaranteed employment, universal housing, free LPG cylinders, assured MSP for farmers, scholarships for SC, ST, OBC students and much more”.
Other key promises

  • 100 days of guaranteed work will be provided to all job card holders & all workers will receive a minimum wage of ₹400 per day
  • Every poor family across the nation will be assured dignified housing, ensuring safe and secure homes for everyone
  • Every ration card holder will receive 5 kg of free ration per month
  • Ration will be delivered free-of-cost to the doorstep of every beneficiary
  • Every BPL family will receive 10 LPG cylinders free of cost per year, providing access to clean cooking fuel
  • As per Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, MSP will be legally guaranteed for India’s farmers, set at a minimum of 50% higher than the average cost of production of all crops
  • No. of higher education scholarships for SCs, STs and OBCs students will be tripled
  • Current Old Age Pension for individuals aged 60 & above will be increased to ₹1,000 per month (₹12,000 annually)
  • All graduates & diploma holders up to 25 years will be provided 1-year apprenticeships with monthly stipend
  • Student Credit Cards of up to ₹10 Lakh will be provided to students pursuing higher education
  • Cost of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders will be capped to ensure affordability
  • A ‘Price Stabilisation Fund’ will be established to manage fluctuations in prices

(This is a developing story)

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