Cong releases Punjab manifesto, promises to stop drug menace in 4 weeks
by Newsroom Staff Monday, January 9th, 2017
New Delhi, Jan 9: Congress today released its manifesto for upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
Releasing the manifesto in New Delhi, senior Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, Punjab is a state with a tremendous potential which has not been exploited because of what he termed as mismanagement.
He said, Punjab is a victim of terrorism which has inflicted severe damage on the economy and polity of the state.
Singh expressed belief that Punjab is in for better times under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh. The party has promised employment and housing for all, and free education to girls. Speaking on the occasion, Captain Amarinder Singh said the manifesto covers every facet of Punjab.
Mr Singh said rural debt in Punjab is 67,000 crore rupees and party is planning to take over debt of every farmer and negotiate with banks. He said, the issue of is the first thing which will be attacked and this menace in Punjab will be ended in 4 weeks. He said a stipend of 2,500 rupees will be given to each youngster till jobs are made available to them.