Dehradun, Feb 2 (PTI) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra released the Congress’ manifesto for Uttarakhand on Wednesday promising to reserve 40 per cent jobs for women in the police department, jobs to four lakh people, and creation of a ‘tourism police’ force.
The manifesto called ‘Uttarakhand Swabhiman Pratigya Patra’ also promised to give priority to women in 40 per cent government jobs and capping of LPG prices at Rs 500.
Gandhi released the manifesto at a virtual rally here, streamed live in all 70 assembly constituencies in the state.
Accusing the BJP government in Uttarakhand of doing nothing over the past five years, she asked people to take their vote seriously calling it their “most powerful weapon” to bring change.
“The present government did nothing in five years. We still see only the work done by our government which preceded it. They did nothing because they did not have the intention,” she said.
“The Congress can bring change but only if you wake up to fight for your rights and for the future of your children,” the AICC general secretary said.
“The engine of the so-called double-engine has itself stopped working due to the unprecedented rise in petrol and diesel prices,” she said.
She said the dues of sugarcane farmers across the country amount to Rs 14,000 crore which could have been settled easily if Rs 16,000 crore spent for buying two aeroplanes for the Prime Minister was utilised for that purpose.
“The country went through its worst crisis during the second wave of corona as the Centre exported both oxygen and vaccines to foreign countries,” she said.
She said the budget had nothing for the common man in it.
“I was told that diamond has become cheap but medicines costlier.” She advised people not to be taken in by the promises being made by political parties, and exhorted them to ask for their “roadmap” if they had to change their lives and improve their lot.
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