‘LPG cylinder in Rs 400, 4 lakh govt jobs…’: Highlights from Congress party’s manifesto for Rajasthan polls

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge also promised to conduct caste-based census in Rajasthan.

On Tuesday, the Congress party released their manifesto (Ghoshna Patra) for the upcoming state assembly polls in the state. In a programme organised at state’s capital Jaipur, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge made several promises to the voters of the state. Along with Kharge, CM Ashok Gehlot, PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra, former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and other senior party leaders were also present.

In its manifesto, the Congress party has promised to give LPG gas cylinders for just Rs 400. Currently, the state government led by CM Ashok Gehlot claims of giving the same for Rs 500.


Other than this, the party has tried to grab youth vote bank by announcing 10 lakh job opportunities in the state in next 5 years if voted back to power. In this, 4 lakh job opportunities will be given by the state government and rest 6 lakh opportunities in other sectors.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge also promised to conduct caste-based census in Rajasthan. “We will conduct caste census in the entire country. What is the condition of the poor in the country today, what is their economic and social condition? It is important to know this to improve the lives of the poor in the country, that is why we want to conduct caste census,” said Kharge.

Kharge also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that the promises he made are yet to be fulfiled. Kharge even named PM Modi as ‘lord of lies’.

“PM Modi lies again and again, as there are many examples of this — Will give Rs 15-15 lakh to every person – Farmers’ income will double – Will provide 2 crore jobs every year. But, no one got all this, that’s why I called him the ‘Lord of Lies’,” said Kharge.

Further, CM Ashok Gehlot said that the party fulfiled 95 per cent of the promises they made before the previous assembly elections in 2018.

“The Congress Party was the first to start the work of giving importance to the ‘Manifesto’ in the country. We have completed 95% of the work in our manifesto, because our thinking is – if you promise, you keep it. Today, the schemes and guarantees of Rajasthan are being discussed all over the country,” said Gehlot.

Well, the assembly elections in Rajasthan are scheduled to take place on November 25, in a single phase, followed by the counting of votes and declaration of results on December 3.