Free jabs for all: Cong Puducherry manifesto

Free jabs for all: Cong Puducherry manifesto

DMK chief MK Stalin being greeted by MDMK general secretary Vaiko as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi looks on in Salem on Sunday. PTI

Puducherry, March 28

Free Covid-19 vaccination for all, scrapping of NEET and the new education policy, Rs 1,000 as assistance for homemakers, re-opening of mills and enhanced pension for martyrs’ kin are some of the promises made by the Congress in its poll manifesto.

The manifesto was released here on Sunday by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily.

A homemaker in every family would get a monthly assistance of Rs 1,000, the manifesto said.

Steps would be taken to scrap NEET mode for medical admission, and the new education policy, the manifesto said.

A university of agriculture would be set up in Karaikal and a varsity of law in Puducherry, the manifesto added. It promised waiver of loans taken by beneficiaries through the Backward Class Corporation and Puducherry Adi Dravidar Development Corporation. Civic elections would be conducted immediately, it said.

A quota of 25 per cent for the students of Puducherry in each of the courses available in the Puducherry University, it said. Fifty per cent quota would be introduced for students in private medical colleges who were selected through CENTAC, it said. — PTI


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