Congress unveils ‘Nyay Patra’ manifesto for LS polls, promises Right to Apprenticeship and MSP Guarantee

The Congress party has released its manifesto titled ‘Nyay Patra’ for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, outlining several promises and guarantees if it comes to power. The manifesto, focusing on five ‘pillars of justice’ and 25 guarantees under them, was unveiled at the AICC headquarters in the presence of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi.

Among the promises made, the Congress pledges to provide a legal guarantee for the right to apprenticeship, ensuring a one-year apprenticeship for every diploma holder or graduate under the age of 25. Additionally, the party vows to pass a constitutional amendment to raise the 50 percent cap on reservations for SCs, STs, and OBCs.

The manifesto also highlights the Congress’s commitment to filling nearly 30 lakh vacancies in sanctioned posts at various levels in the central government. It promises to implement a 10 percent quota in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) of all castes and communities without discrimination.

Regarding healthcare, the Congress plans to adopt the Rajasthan model of cashless insurance of up to Rs 25 lakh for universal healthcare. The party also guarantees legal support for the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) announced by the government each year, as recommended by the Swaminathan Commission.

In its vision for Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress promises to immediately restore full statehood. It also pledges to launch an urban employment program to guarantee work for the urban poor in the reconstruction and renewal of urban infrastructure.

The manifesto emphasizes the need for voters to look beyond religion, language, and caste to elect a democratic government. It sees the upcoming elections as an opportunity to bring about radical changes in the style of governance witnessed over the past decade.

Additionally, the Congress commits to conducting a nationwide socio-economic and caste census to gather comprehensive data. The party also states its intention to abolish the Agnipath program and direct the armed forces to resume normal recruitment to achieve full sanctioned strength.


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