Will protect interests of all sections: T Cong

Will protect interests of all sections: T Cong
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T Congress: Will Protect Interests of all Sections, The T Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) promises to protect ‘Brand Hyderabad’ by safeguarding the interests of all sections of people and promote it as a safe destination for investments.

Hyderabad: The T Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) promises to protect ‘Brand Hyderabad’ by safeguarding the interests of all sections of people and promote it as a safe destination for investments. The party, which released its first manifesto for the Telangana State on Saturday, said it will increase the retirement age to 60 years and create one lakh jobs every year, give an assistance of Rs 1 lakh to each self-help group, and set up an advisory council with members from civil society to supervise implementation of manifesto.

T Congress: Will Protect Interests of all Sections

It said it would also generate one lakh job opportunities in every district, supply seven hours of free power during day for agriculture, and set up an industrial zone in 1,000 acres in the border areas of Nalgonda and Khammam districts. Panchayat status for Lambadi Thandas, loans for youth who go abroad for studies at nominal interest rates, increase in old age and widow pensions to Rs 1000, solar powered pumpsets on subsidy for agriculture, inclusion of Muslims under the BC quota, besides according the status of state festivals to Bathukamma and Medaram Jatara, are among other promised held out to the people.

Releasing the manifesto the Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the Congress government would pay ex-gratia to kin of those who lost lives in Gulf, and secure national project status for Pranahita Chevella and Palamur lift irrigation projects. “Congress manifesto is a responsive manifesto and a responsible manifesto. It is rooted in reality and is not a manifesto aimed at bankruptcy like TRS,” Jairam Ramesh said.

TPCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah said, “Our manifesto caters to the needs of every section of the society. We have promised the things that are doable and had not tried to build castles in the air with false assurances.” Manifesto committee chairman D Sridhar Babu and co-chairman Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka said that the Congress does not believe in making false promises or promising the moon. They said the Congress government would make women, minorities, youth, industrialists and Dalits partners in rebuilding the new state.

Asked how they propose to implement the promise of one lakh jobs in every district, the Congress leaders said the process of development would be staggered. They would invite industries based on local conditions and this would make it possible to generate one lakh jobs per district a reality.

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