New Delhi: In a grand rally that marked the beginning of the electoral campaign in Telangana, the Congress party unveiled a set of six promises for the state’s residents. These commitments were revealed following a comprehensive two-day Congress Working Committee (CWC) gathering held in Hyderabad.
General Secretary KC Venugopal said, “The Congress has announced 6 Guarantees to transform Telangana into a prosperous state so as to address the needs of the poor, backward and ensure that marginalised are uplifted and live a life of dignity.”
The Telangana Assembly election is slated to be held this year.
The Congress MP Rahul Gandhi listed out six guarantees by the party once it comes to power in the state including houses for all homeless, Rs 4,000 old age pension, Rs 2,500 monthly assistance for all women, gas cylinders for Rs 500, free bus travel for women and Rs ten lakh health insurance, besides several other things.
The first Guarantee “Indiramma Indlu” promises House site + Rs. 5 lakh and 250 sq yards plot for Telangana movement fighters.
“We have promised to provide a house plot and Rs 5 lakh for the construction of a house for the homeless through the Indirimma Indlu scheme. 250-square-foot house for those who fought for the Telangana movement. Whenever we come to power you will get a house over your head,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The second Guarantee is “Mahalakshmi” Rs 2500 monthly allowance to all women,Gas cylinder at Rs. 500 and Free travel in all TSRTC buses across the state.
“Every month women will get Rs 2500. Narendra Modi has given you Rs 1000 gas cylinder, we will give you Rs 500 cylinder,” he said speaking on the Mahalaxmi scheme. “Karnataka buses are free for Karnataka women…Telangana women will also get this benefit once the Congress party comes to power,” he added.
The third Guarantee is Gruha Jyoti – 200 units free electricity
Rahul Gandhi also promised “200 units of free electricity every month through Griha Jyoti Scheme.” Moreover, under the Yuva Vikasam scheme, he promised “five lakh assistance to youths going to colleges, and for coaching fees.”
Fourth Guarantee is for the elderly: Cheyutha – Rs. 4000 pension – Rs. 10 lakh Rajiv Arogyasri insurance
The Congress MP also promised Rs 4000 monthly pension for the elderly and Rs 10 lakh health insurance under the Rajiv ArogyaShri scheme.
‘Fifth Guarantee is Rythu Bharosa: Rs 15,000 annually to all farmers and tenant farmers alongwith Rs. 12,000 for agri labour and Rs. 500 bonus for paddy crops
Moreover, under Rythu Bharosa, Rahul Gandhi promised “Rs 15,000 for every acre to our farmer and Rs 12000 for every agricultural labourer.”
The sixth Guarantee is for youth i.e. Yuva Vikasam – Vidya Bharosa card worth Rs. 5 lakh for students – Telangana International Schools in every mandal
Assuring people that these guarantees will be fulfilled in the first meeting of the cabinet once Congress forms the government in the state, he asked them that they can crosscheck and verify in neighbouring Karnataka where they had promised similar guarantees and which have already been fulfilled.
Meanwhile, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi announced the Mahalakshmi scheme for empowering the women of Telangana. She said, that under the Mahalakshmi scheme Rs 2,500 per month, financial assistance will be given to every woman in the state. Besides, she added, gas cylinders will be provided at Rs 500 and women will get free travel facilities in TSRTC buses across the state.
Earlier today, the two-day Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Hyderabad concluded, with party leaders expressing optimism about receiving a “clear mandate” in the upcoming assembly elections in five states.
“This two-day meeting has put up a clear-cut agenda. It is a do-or-die fight for Congressmen. In 2024 we have to remove this (BJP) government. Therefore this is a call from the CWC to the workers of the party throughout the country. Now without taking a rest, we have to fight to win,” Venugopal said after concluding the two-day Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
(With ANI Inputs)