On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee released the “development-oriented” manifesto of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) for the upcoming assembly polls in the state. The manifesto highlights the ten promises of the CM.
The Ten Promises Of The Election Manifesto
The CM has promised to create five lakh new jobs per year to tackle the unemployment rate of the state. Monthly basic income support will be provided to the female heads of 1.6 households in Bengal. ‘Student credit cards’ is a new scheme for which the students in WB will be eligible for a credit limit up to Rs 10 lakh at an interest rate of 4%. A monthly ratio will be provided to 1.5 crore households which is a free doorstep delivery. Rs 1000 per acre every year will be provided to 68 small and marginal farmers. In the next five years, Rs 5 lakh crore of new investments will be started. In all the 23 district headquarters of the state, super-specialty hospitals will be constructed. At least, one model residential school will be built in each block. In the urban areas, five lakh low-cost houses and twenty-five lakh such houses will be built in the rural areas. 24×7 electricity will be provided to every household at affordable rates.
Is The Manifesto a ‘Political One’?
The CM said, “This is not a political manifesto. My manifesto is development-based because I believe where there is a will, there is a way. This is a manifesto of the people. Elections will come and go, but people will be there forever”. Banerjee further stated that she is doing everything for the development of the state and not for any political cause.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- The manifesto is fully a development one. If it starts in West Bengal, then the economy will be strengthened to a huge scale.
- The unemployment rate is much high in West Bengal. If the CM works as per the promises of the manifesto, then the rate of unemployment will be halved in the state.