Hyderabad, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

Besides protecting image of Hyderabad, the Congress party today promised to safeguard the interests of all sections of people in Telangana state.

Talking to reporters after releasing the manifesto for Telangana state at Gandhi Bhavan, the party headquarters here, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the party would increase the retirement age to 60 years and create one lakh jobs every year, if it comes to power.

The party would strive for the national status of Pranahita Chevella and Palamuru Irrigation Projects, he said and added that the party would also establish a special bank exclusively for the women by spending Rs Rs 500 crore.

The party would set up a state advisory council with members from civil society to supervise the implementation of manifesto, Mr Ramesh, added.

While releasing manifesto, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Ponnala Lakshmaiah said the manifesto promised to give an assistance of Rs one lakh to each self-help group.

With a fund of Rs 100 crore, a separate trust in memory of Prof Jai Shanker would be created for the Telangana martyrs, he said and added that June 2 (appointed date for Telangana and Seemandhra states) would be observed as the Telangana Martyrs Day.

Besides promising to give power supply in day time for farmers within a year, he said the new Telangana state would give main priority to solar energy.

He said his party would set up ITI and polytechnic college in each revenue division in Telangana state.

Manifesto Committee Chairman Sridar Babu and members also attended the meeting.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)