Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Farm Loan Waiver Promise at Yogi Adityanath Turf Gorakhpur Home
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday targeted Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his hometown of Gorakhpur and made a series of campaign pledges including a farm loan waiver and the purchase of wheat and paddy at Rs 2500 the quintal.
“Things have happened against the”vaani“(views) of Guru Gorakhnath. Bulldozers have been used, threats have been made to put people in jail,” she said at a rally, attacking Mr Adityanath, who is also the leader of the eminent Mutt here named after Saint Gorakhnath.
The Secretary General of Congress also contacted farmers and members of the fishing community.
“If Congress is elected to power, the fishery will gain agricultural status and benefit from all facilities like agriculture. The rights of the inhabitants of the Nishad community will be restored in sand mining and fishing. a university named after Guru Machendranath will also be created, ”she said.
“All farmers’ loans will be canceled. Wheat and paddy will be purchased at Rs 2,500 per quintal, while sugar cane will be purchased at Rs 400 per quintal. The stray cattle problem will be solved on the Chhattisgarh lines, and a comprehensive solution will evolve, ”she said.
The secretary general of the Congress added that government jobs will be allocated to 20 lakhs of young people, while contract workers will be regularized.
Anganwadi workers will receive an honorarium of 10,000 rupees and women will receive three free cylinders in one year, she promised.
“Apart from that, if elected, our government will bear the cost of treating any disease up to Rs 10 lakh,” she said.
She also said that 25,000 rupees will be paid to families who have lost their livelihoods due to COVID-19.
Addressing Chief Minister Adityanath, who has served as a five-time MP for Gorakhpur, the Congress Secretary-General said the health scenario in the district was dire.
“As the elections approach, we hear that AIIMS will be made operational. But nothing happened for five years. So how do you think it will be done now? ” she said.
Congress faces a Herculean task to improve the party count in Uttar Pradesh, a politically crucial region, where it won just seven out of 403 seats in the last parliamentary elections.
Earlier this month, the Secretary General of Congress organized a rally in the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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