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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Punjab AAP manifesto promises special package for farmers, reduction in GST

Releasing the manifesto for Lok Sabha elections, AAP’s Punjab state campaign committee chief and Sunam MLA Aman Arora said the party would do its best to mitigate farm distress in the state by getting special package passed from the Centre.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 10, 2019 12:01 IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
AAP’s state campaign committee chief Aman Arora (in centre)  and other party leaders releasing party’s Punjab manifesto in Chandigarh, Thursday, May 10, 2019.
AAP’s state campaign committee chief Aman Arora (in centre) and other party leaders releasing party’s Punjab manifesto in Chandigarh, Thursday, May 10, 2019.(HT Photo )
         

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released its 11-point manifesto for Punjab for Lok Sabha elections, promising a special package and implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.

Releasing the manifesto, AAP’s state campaign committee chief and Sunam MLA Aman Arora said the party would do its best to mitigate farm distress in the state by getting special package passed from the Centre. The party also promises to take up the issue of the beleaguered farming community with the Union government for the implementation of the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.

The manifesto aims at providing relief to industrialists by ensuring special package on a par with certain hill states, besides stressing the need for ensuring “one country one tax”. Another promise is to reduce and simplify goods and services tax (GST) to provide relief to traders and industrialists in the state.

Arora said the party would ensure setting up of agro-based industry in the state to boost the farmers’ income to put an end to farmer suicides. “The party will press the Centre to start the freight corridor from Amritsar to Kolkata to give a boost to industry and bring large-scale public sector undertakings to generate employment opportunities,” he added.

In its manifesto, the AAP has also promised to set up more government hospitals on a par with AIIMS and PGIMER, Chandigarh, in Punjab to provide better health services to people. The principal opposition party is contesting all 13 seats in the state.

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First Published: May 10, 2019 12:01 IST

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