Thalinomics in Congress Manifesto

New Delhi, Feb 2 : "Entirely managed by women staff, INC shall open 100 Indira canteens in Delhi. They will offer fresh and nutritious meals at subsidised rate of Rs 15," stated the Indian National Congress in its manifesto which was released on Sunday.

The manifesto talked at length about issues like Lokpal, job creation, protecting the environment, electricity and water supply.

Speaking to the media, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said: "We have launched our 2020 Manifesto.

Our manifesto is an inclusive manifesto that reflects the hopes and aspirations of all people of Delhi."

Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party government, Chopra said: "AAP completely demolished the DTC fleet.

The Congress will immediately procure 15,000 electric buses and build the necessary infrastructure" adding "all existing depots will be converted to 3 level depots." He also said that "We will now make Delhi India's first electric vehicle city via DEVI- the Delhi Electric Vehicles Initiative."

The manifesto claims to have a solution to Delhi's long standing problem of pollution due to the burning of stubble in Punjab and Haryana.

The congress in its manifesto said that it will collaborate with the government of Punjab, and if possible, with UP, Haryana and central government to create a 'Rice stubble to energy fund.' "This fund will be utilised establish rice stubble crushing power plants," said the manifesto.

The manifesto also offered schemes like Paani Bachao Paisa Kamao and Bijli Bachao Paisa Kamao by which a cash back and rebates will be provided to households conserving water and electricity.

The manifesto talked about education saying that the Congress will implement "Right to quality education" and subsidised education so that school children in Delhi are imparted quality education at par with global best practices.

Speaking about the issues pertaining to women, the manifesto said that the INC will provide free education to girls in the government institutions from nursery to PhD.

It also said that 181 helpline will be brought back and will be directly monitored by the chief minister's office.

The Congress promised for permanent positions for adhoc safai karamcharis in the manifesto.

It also talked about issues like urban renewal and infrastructure, art and culture, sports, minorities and passing the resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act.



Source: IANS