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In Focus

January, 9

Congress launches Punjab Manifesto

Today, Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, along with Ambika Soni, Captain Amarinder Singh, Asha Kumari, Randeep Surjewala & other launched the manifesto of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee for the upcoming elections.

Dr Singh said, “Punjab is a state with tremendous unexploited potential. This potential has not been exploited because of mismanagement by the incumbent BJP- Akali Government.” He further added that the challenge before the Punjab was to rise above all the din and to recognise that its people deserve a better tomorrow.

He said, “The manifesto was a forward looking, visionary document which promises to the people that we will undo the damage done to the Punjab economy over the last 10 years by the incumbent Government.” Dr Singh said, “Captain Amarinder Singh’s leadership is badly needed at this time. In him we have a leader of great vision. His commitment to the cause of development for Punjab is unrivalled… Captain Amarinder will set a new pathway for a better tomorrow.”

Captain Amarinder Singh said that the Punjab budget was working with a deficit. The States finances are burdened with so much of debt that the SAD-BJP Government is selling land and mortgaging properties, including old age homes.

He added that the Congress Government, when it comes to power, will innovate and ensure that funds are made available to help farmers, youth, and the elderly. Be it taking over farmer’s debt or providing the youth with a stipend till they get employment. Captain Amarinder Singh has ensured that the manifesto positively impacts the lives of every citizen of Punjab.

 
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