Assam: Trinamool Congress manifesto promises good governance

Trinamool Congress promised to ensure `good governance` and `impartial administration` replacing the old `rotten` regime of Assam in its election manifesto.

Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 02:02 AM IST

Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh on Wednesday released the party`s manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Assam promising to ensure `good governance` and `impartial administration` replacing the old `rotten` regime.

"Over the last many decades, the state has gone down in every direction. Now the time has arrived for change and time cannot wait. It is better late than never. We stand today at the crossroads of history," Singh asserted.

"Our mission is to reconstruct Assam with a positive attitude with creativity and always with a human face," he said.

The manifesto promises ushering in a harmonious relationship between industry and agriculture.

Singh, who is the party observer for the North Eastern States, while responding to a question on the acquisition of farmland for industries, said: "We will ensure that industry and agriculture smile together with a human face."

The manifesto spoke of creation of new employment opportunities, health for all and houses for all besides preserving the cultural heritage of the state of Assam.

"We are not contesting to join some other government, we are here to form our own government and we are here to stay," he said.

The party aimed at forming a secular, progressive and stable government in Assam with focus on administrative reforms, industry, agricultural development and adopt pro-people policies, the election manifesto said.

According to Election Commission guidelines, political parties securing at least six per cent of valid votes polled in four or more states and with a minimum of four seats in the Rajya Sabha from any state are eligible for recognition as a national party.

The Assam election would be crucial for the party in achieving this goal even as Singh said that TMC was confident of forming the next government in the state by offering a choice for change to the people that would offer good governance since the electorate had tried all option but very little had changed in level of corruption, lack of economic development and transparent administration.