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Cong releases manifesto in UP, promises freebies and quota

india Updated: Jan 31, 2012 20:26 IST
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The Congress party on Tuesday released its manifesto for Uttar Pradesh promising free electricity to education to ST/SC and backwards castes and also pledged to transform state in the next five years.

Union minister Kapil Sibal said that his party will ensure equitable solution to Babri Masjid dispute and added that there will be a minority reservation on the basis of population.

The manifesto promised free electricity connection to below poverty line SC and ST families and sub-quota for most backward Dalits.

Sibal said that the party would ensure 50% reservation for women in panchayats and presence of a woman constable in every police station as well as a mahila thana in every district.

There was also a promise of school in every village in Uttar Pradesh.

The manifesto was released by Sam Pitroda, technocrat and who is now being portrayed as the new OBC poster boy of the party.

Union ministers Salman Khurshid and Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi were also present at the function.

On January 27, the party had released the Vision-2020 document from 10 towns.