Free 35 kg rice a month, free power supply to farmers, crop loans to peasants at zero per cent interest rate are among the sops promised by Congress in its manifesto for Chhattisgarh assembly elections scheduled this month.
Taking a cue from political parties
in neighbouring Tamil Nadu in offering freebies, the manifesto of the ruling Congress in Puducherry for the April 13 assembly polls has promised free mobile phones for BPL families.
The CPI-M has promised to control
price, ensure food at cheaper rate, work for welfare of farmers and provide a clean government in Assam if voted to
power in the Assembly elections on April 4 and 11 next.
A separate ministry for welfare of
nomadic tribes, 15% quota in jobs and educational
institutions for economically backward classes and stabilising
prices have been promised in the manifesto of Shiv Sena-BJP