Congress poll manifesto promises to restore J-K’s statehood

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All India Congress Committee (AICC)

SRINAGAR — The Congress on Friday released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha election, with jobs creation, development of infrastructure, a national caste census and restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir among the major highlights.

The manifesto was released in Delhi by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, who was accompanied by senior leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram was also present.

The grand old party in the manifest stated that they would immediately restore full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, if voted to power.

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The overall theme of the manifesto is based on ‘work’, ‘wealth’, and ‘welfare’, the party said.

Right to apprenticeship, a legal guarantee for MSP, and passing a constitutional amendment to raise the 50 per cent cap on reservations for SCs, STs and OBCs are among the promises made by Congress in the manifesto.

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