Gujarat polls: Congress promises free laptops, tablets
Ahmedabad: The Congress on Tuesday roped in Sheila Dikshit, its three-time Delhi Chief Minister, as star campaigner for the crucial Gujarat assembly polls and unveiled its manifesto with a series of promises, including free laptops and tablets to students.
Releasing the manifesto, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arjun Modhwadia slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for ignoring farmers, minorities, healthcare facilities and small-scale industries during its rule in the state.
The Congress promised it would provide free laptops and tablets to students, reduce their fees and grant scholarships to minorities.
The party said if voted to power, it will also implement the Sachar Committee report which advocates granting more facilities to Muslims to bring them into the mainstream.
Dikshit, who led the Congress to a record three successive victories in Delhi assembly elections, slammed the Narendra Modi-led government in Gujarat for its "misrule".
"We never make promises which can't be fulfilled. Our manifestos are based on basic requirements of the people and it includes every section of society," she said.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 857