Chandigarh: The Indian National Lok Dal on Saturday said all "controversial" land deals during the Congress rule will be probed as it announced sops for people, including 50 per cent job quota for sons of the soil in private sector, in its manifesto for upcoming Haryana assembly polls.
Releasing the party`s poll manifesto here, INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said in the event of the party coming to power in the state, a Commission will be set up to probe "all controversial land deals, including those related to Robert Vadra".
The INLD, which is out of power for the past nine years, is the first political party in the state to release its manifesto for the assembly polls likely to be held in October.
Yesterday, the party released its first list of 62 candidates for the 90-member Assembly.
To probe alleged irregularities in land deals during the Bhupinder Singh Hooda regime, the INLD has promised to set up a Commission which, Chautala said, will help in farmers getting their dues.
If voted to power, the party will give free scooters (a scooty or a moped) to all girl students in rural areas who will enroll themselves in colleges after passing class 12th examination, Chautala said.
The party promised reservation of 50 per cent jobs for the Haryanvis in the private sector and companies falling in the Public-Private Partnership mode.
The INLD also promised to waive loans up to Rs 2 lakh taken by farmers, dalits and other weaker sections from banks and other financial institutions.
The INLD manifesto said traders who will deposit VAT
will get a payback of 5 per cent of the total amount, old-age pension will be hiked from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 and it will be delivered at beneficiary`s doorstep.
The party, which had in 2009 promised monthly allowance of Rs 3,000 to unemployed graduates, has now said a monthly allowance of Rs 5,000 will be given to those unemployed who have passed the Class XIIth examination and Rs 8,000 per month to graduates.
The INLD said if voted to power, it will repeal the Act under which a separate SGPC had been formed in the state by the government.
Chautala said his party will bear expenses to facilitate travel of 1.25 lakh pilgrims from the state each year to the famous Sikh shrine Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
For this, a separate department will be set up which will also facilitate free travel for Hindu devotees to Katas Raj temple in Pakistan, besides helping the Haj pilgrims to undertake their journey in a hassle-free manner.