Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:00:00 GMT | By IANS

Gujarat polls: Congress promises free laptops, tablets

The party said also promises granting more facilities to Muslims if voted to power


Gujarat polls: Congress promises free laptops, tablets (© Reuters)

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.

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