Shiromani Akali Dal Manifesto Released

On Tuesday Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal released his party Shiromani Akali Dal’s manifesto for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. He calls it a ‘progress-oriented’ manifesto. Main points of the manifesto are :- 

  • Wifi connectivity and CCTV in all villages of the state.
  •  20 lakh jobs for the youth of Punjab.
  • Creation of more than 2500 skill centres across the state for youth
  • The amount for the Shagun Scheme for the girl child will be raised to Rs 51,000 from the existing Rs 15,000.
  • Dr Hargobind Khurana Scholarship for meritorious students will also be raised from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000.
  • Free gas connections to all blue card holders, marginal farmers, construction workers and farm labour.
  • Farm debts of small farmers with land holdings of up to 2.5 acres shall be waived off
  • One-stop shops with daily consumer needs like atta, dal, medicines at lower prices.
  • It also promises 100 per cent sewage, water supply, cemented streets and solar lights in all villages.
  • Taking even farm labour in the fold of its empathy, 10% calamity relief for them
  • Respite to the traders who have a turnover of up to Rs 2 crore – no books, self-certification, lumpsum tax
  • Punjab to provide free power to farmers for regular 10 hours during the day
  • All 10 toppers in Class 12 have been promised full assistance for overseas studies.

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