Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge released the party manifesto for Telangana Assembly Elections at Gandhi Bhavan today. In this manifesto, special emphasis has been laid on the six promises announced earlier by the party. Telangana Congress in-charge Manikrao Thackeray, TPCC president A Revanth Reddy, CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka and manifesto committee chairman D Sridhar Babu were present on the occasion.
A massive wave of change prevails in Telangana!
Congress President Shri @Kharge unveils the party's Manifesto for the Telangana assembly elections and addresses a massive crowd.
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 17, 2023
These six guarantees announced by Congress are —
- Mahalaxmi Yojana: Women will get LPG cylinder for Rs 2,500, Rs 500 and free bus travel in RTC buses every month.
- Rythu Bharosa Scheme: Farmers and lease holders will get Rs 15,000 while agricultural labourers will get Rs 12,000 per year. A bonus of Rs 500 per quintal will be given on paddy.
- Grih Jyoti Yojana: 200 units of electricity will be given free.
- Indira Amma Indlu Yojana: Free land and assistance of Rs 5 lakh will be given to build a house.
- Yuva Vikasam: Students will be given assistance of Rs 5 lakh and international schools will be opened in every district of Telangana.
- Cheyutha Scheme: Senior citizens will be given a pension of Rs 4,000 and will be provided health insurance up to Rs 10 lakh under the State Aarogyasri.
Voting for the 119-member Telangana Assembly elections will be held on November 30 and counting of votes will take place on December 3. An interesting triangular contest is going to be seen in Telangana between BRS, Congress and BJP. In the 2018 Telangana Assembly election results, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won a landslide victory with 88 seats out of 119 and easily crossed the majority mark of 60.
Congress managed to secure 19 seats, while All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) won 7 seats. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) won 2 seats, BJP won 1 seat and All India Forward Bloc won 1 seat. Apart from this, an independent candidate also won one seat.