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Chhattisgarh Congress Promises LPG Subsidy and Loan Waiver

Congress reveals key promises for Chhattisgarh elections, including LPG subsidy and farmer loan waiver.

Congress unveils manifesto for Chhattisgarh polls, pledges LPG subsidy and loan waiver

Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister and Congress leader, Bhupesh Baghel, unveiled the party’s 2023-28 manifesto for the upcoming Chhattisgarh assembly elections. Among the promises, he mentioned conducting a caste census and providing a ₹500 subsidy on gas cylinders if the party secures power.

The Chhattisgarh assembly elections are scheduled for November 7 and 17, with the results to be declared on December 3.

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Key Congress promises in the manifesto include:

  1. Waiving farmers’ loans.
  2. Conducting a caste census.
  3. Offering farmers ₹3,200 per quintal for paddy procurement, along with input subsidies.
  4. Providing free education from kindergarten to postgraduate levels.
  5. Increasing the price for tenu leaf collection to ₹6,000 per standard sack, along with an annual bonus of ₹4,000 for collectors.
  6. Introducing the ‘Mahtari Nyay Yojana’ to grant a ₹500 subsidy for cooking gas cylinders to women from all income groups.

Baghel assured that ongoing schemes would continue if Congress retained power.

In response, the Congress criticized the BJP’s manifesto, labelling it as a “copy-cat.” They pointed out that the BJP was now making similar guarantees as those they had criticized as “freebies” in the past.

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The BJP’s promises in their manifesto include:

  1. Filling one lakh vacant government posts in two years.
  2. Offering cooking gas cylinders to women from poor families at ₹500 each.
  3. Providing a monthly travel allowance to college students through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
  4. Sanctioning funds for the construction of 18 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, with a tap water connection for every house within two years under the ‘Ghar Ghar Nirmal Jal Abhiyan.’
  5. Launching the ‘Deendayal Upadhyay Krishi Majdoor Yojana,’ granting ₹10,000 per year to landless agricultural labourers.
  6. Initiating the ‘Mahtari Vandan Scheme,’ offering married women financial assistance of ₹12,000 per year.
  7. Launching the ‘Krishi Unnati Scheme,’ with a procurement price of ₹3100 per quintal for 21 quintals per acre of paddy from farmers.
  8. Organizing visits to the Ram temple in Ayodhya for the state’s residents.

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