Mamata releases TMC manifesto, promises income for all, student credit card

Mamata releases TMC manifesto, promises income for all, student credit card

Hummingbird News Desk

KOLKATA, 18 MARCH: Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday launched her party manifesto for Assembly election 2021.

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Miss Banerjee said,”I humbly present my 10 ‘Ongikars’ to build a stronger and  more prosperous Bengal so that the wheels of development keep moving forward in the third term of our government.”

She said,”Our aim is just one, to sustain Bengal as one of the leading states in the country. The 10 ‘Ongikars’ will form the foundation of our governance and will be the roadmap for the next five years.”

She said,” our focus will be on making Bengal India’s fifth-largest economy by creating five lakh new jobs every year. “We will ensure  to uplift 35 lakh poor people from the poverty level.”

To make the  women self reliant for the first time, female heads of 1.6 crore households will benefit from a monthly Basic Income Support scheme. Female heads of general category will receive Rs 500 per month that is Rs 6,000 per year and female heads of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe will get Rs 1,000 per month and Rs 12,000 per year.

To enable higher education for all eligible students, Students’ Credit Card scheme will be introduced.

Under such scheme, students will be able to take loans upto Rs 10 Lakh using Student Credit Card at 4% interest rate only with a provision of easy repayment so that the students do not put burden on their parents.

Trinamul chief also said,” new facility under Kadhya Sathi scheme, rations will be delivered to 1.5 crore families at their doorsteps.

She also declared,'” since farmers are integral part of our society, their welfare and quality of life are crucial to us. We will ensure that small, marginal farmers are provided Rs10,000 per acre per annum to all small and marginal farmers through Krishak Bandhu scheme. 

Small and medium entrepreneurs play a critical role for industrial development of Bengal. As many as 10 lakh MSMEs will be formed annually.

All 10 ‘Ongikars’ are my personal commitment and I promise to deliver them to the people of Bengal.

“For the youth, we will create 5 lakh new jobs every year and definitively reduce the unemployment,” she declared.

“We will ensure that every family in Bengal is guaranteed their fundamental right of a decent standard of living, education and healthcare. For this, we are going to increase the state spending in the health and education sectors, 25 lakh low-cost houses will be built, and each house will have tap drinking water and an improved drainage system.

“I shall appoint a Special Task Force to examine and propose OBC status to all the communities who are not currently recognised as OBCs like Mahisyas, Tili, Tamul, Sahas, but were part of the recommended list of OBC communities in Mandal Commission. 

Along with this, expeditious closure will be ensured for the demands of Kisan Jatis living as STs in parts of Malda district, she declared.

“I will also aggressively follow up with the Government of India for granting ST status to the Mahato community. 

“For holistic development and upliftment of the people of Tarai-Dooars region, we will set up a special Development Board which will have proportional representation from all communities of the area. I will work closely with key stakeholders and locals from the hills, including elected representatives, to strive for long lasting peace and development in the region, as well as reach a permanent political solution,” Miss Banerjee declared in her manifesto.

“The foundation to these 10 pillars was laid in our first two terms, giving us the momentum to take Bengal to greater heights in the coming years. We are committed to this. We make promises. We deliver.”

She urged the people of Bengal to vote for her party   to resist the ‘outsiders’ and do all it takes to protect the peace, harmony and the ethos of Bengal. 

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