The Mahagathbandhan or the Grand alliance of the Indian National Congress (INC,) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and left parties released its manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections.
On the 17th of October, the Mahagathbandhan released its manifesto which promises lakhs of jobs, enhanced agricultural laws and government jobs.
Randeep Singh Surjewala, a leader of the INC, said, “We shall pass a Bill to scrap the anti-farm laws during the first Vidhan Sabha session if we form the government under the leadership of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.”
RJD and INC’s Mahagathbandhan promised 10 lakh jobs.
In addition, the INC-RJD manifesto also promises to waive off loans of the farmers, increasing the number of MNREGA working days from 100 to 200 and establishment of Karpuri Shramveer support centre.
The other promises in the manifesto includes:
Will ramp up electricity production’
Citing that the state doesn’t have enough electricity production, a step further to ramp up efforts in this direction will be made, as per the manifesto.
‘Same pay for same work’
It also promises ‘same pay for same work’ for contract teachers, apart from opening Karpuri labour distress centres.
According to the seat sharing agreement between the alliance parties, the RJD would contest on 144 seats, while the INC from 70 seats.
The first phase of polling in Bihar is to be held on the 28th of October.
The second and the third phase of the election would be held on the 3rd and 7th of November respectively.
Bihar would contest for 243 Assembly seats, of which 71 would go to the polls in the first phase.
The results of the Bihar Assembly Election would be announced on the 10th of November.
Stay tuned for further updates.