Manifesto was released in the presence of Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel, AICC incharge Rajeev Shukla, state president president Pratibha Singh, Chairman of Congress Campaign Committee Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and chairman of Manifesto Committee Dhani Ram Shandil.
Shandil said that issues like price rise, unemployment and issues concerning employees have been addressed in the manifesto. He said an effort has been made to include the aspirations of women, youth, government employees, ex-servicemen and women in the manifesto.
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The main points of the manifesto include restoration of Old pension scheme and filing up of one lakh jobs in the first cabinet meeting after formation of its government.
Congress has also promised that all arrears due to the employees would be given and contract employees would be regularised within two years.
Congress has also announced setting up of a Youth Commission to look into all issues of education and employment generation. Anti Drug Abuse Enforcement Authority headed by a sitting judge of the High Court to combat the problem on drug menace has also been promised on coming to power.
The other highlights include the 10 guarantees annnounced by the Congress earlier. This includes 300 units free power, Rs 1500 per month to all women between 18 to 60 years and Rs 10 crore each for every assembly segment to facilitate setting up of start up units.
Congress which has been alleging irregularities in recruitment announced setting up of a Recruitment Board to ensure that all posts are filled up within six months of the advertisement.