Bhubaneswar: The Communist Party of India (CPI), State Council on Saturday released its election manifesto with promises to waive agriculture loans, raise paddy MSP to Rs 3,000 per quintal and provide monthly pension of Rs 6,000 to farmers and Rs 9, 000 to labourers above 60 years of age.
CPI State secretary Ashish Kanungo, central working committee member Dibakar Nayak and council member Dr Souribandhu Kar released the manifesto. “Our party will make efforts to implement the promises made in the manifesto if our candidates win Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State and Government is formed with support of our party in the State and at the Centre,” said Kanungo.
The party also promised to make efforts to ensure works for 300 days a year to each wager, create employment opportunities in MSME and handicrafts sector, re-operate KBK Yojana, to make a 33-per cent reservation for women in Parliament and State Assembly representation and in Government and private sector jobs, to raise widow pension to Rs 3,000 per month, to allocate 10 per cent of GDP for education sector and six per cent for health.
The party also promised to make all efforts at the Cetnral level to avail special category status for the State. Futher, the party would provide Government employee status to Anganwadi, ASHA, Siskha Sahayaks, Gaon Sathi, Krushak Sathi, Mission Shakti, cook and Yoshada Workers.
The leaders urged people to vote for CPI Lok Sabha candidate for Aska Parliamentary constituency and Assembly candidates for Chhatrpur, Boudh and Brajarajnagar seats. Besides, they also urged party supporters to vote for CPI alliance parties, Congress, CPM and JMM at other places.