LS polls: KC Venugopal to arrive in Hyderabad to discuss strategy

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: AICC general secretary KC Venugopal is going to arrive in the city today (Sunday), April 14, to preside at a key party meeting at the Novotel Hotel in the evening, as part of the preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Telangana chief minister and TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy, AICC state in charge Deepa Dasmunsi, ministers and other important leaders will attend the meeting.

Venugopal is expected to address the meeting regarding the party’s poll strategy, especially on taking the party’s manifesto to every door.

The Congress Party released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections on April 5, 2024, titled ‘Nyay Patra’. The manifesto focuses on five ‘pillars of justice’: Yuva Nyay, Naari Nyay, Kisaan Nyay, Shramik Nyay, and Hissedari Nyay, with 25 guarantees under them. 

The party promises to conduct a nationwide socio-economic and caste census, pass a constitutional amendment to raise the 50% cap on reservations for SC, ST, and OBC communities, and implement a 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions for EWS for all castes and communities. 

The manifesto also includes promises such as passing the ‘Right to Apprenticeship Act’, providing a legal guarantee for Minimum Support Prices (MSP), and immediately restoring Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood. 

The Congress Party aims to abolish the Agnipath Programme and direct the Armed Forces to resume normal recruitment to achieve full sanctioned strength. 

The party guarantees a new right to apprenticeship act to provide a one-year apprenticeship to every diploma holder or graduate below the age of 25 and launches an urban employment programme guaranteeing work for the urban poor in the reconstruction, and renewal of urban infrastructure. 

The manifesto also emphasizes the importance of universal healthcare, with the Rajasthan model of cashless insurance of up to Rs 25 lakh being adopted. 

The party promises to fill nearly 30 lakh vacancies in sanctioned posts at various levels in the central government

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