Manmohan Singh releases Congress manifesto for Punjab Assembly polls
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released the Congress manifesto for Punjab assembly polls.
“Akali government in Punjab has stalled the development of state and people need a better tomorrow,” Singh said.
State congress chief Amrinder singh, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Ambika Soni also joined him for the event.
Singh said that Amarinder Singh’s leadership is badly needed in the state as his work is unrivalled in agriculture, manufacture and to improve the fiscal situation.
The former PM added that the manifesto is a visionary document and will undo the damage done to Punjab economy by Akali government.
The Congress manifesto promises loan waiver for farmers standing at Rs 67,000 crore. The party has also promised a job to each of the 55 lakh households. Congress said it will give free education to girls from school to PhD.
State congress chief Amarinder Singh said the party will do out of box thinking to bridge the fiscal gap. He said the state has a budgetary deficit of Rs 5,000 crore and debt of over Rs one lakh crore.