Goa Assembly Elections 2017: AAP releases manifesto, promises Rs 5000 to unemployed youth
Goa, Jan 22: The Aam Aadmi Party released the party’s manifesto for Goa ahead of the Goa Assembly elections 2017. While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav released the manifesto for Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow, Aam Aadmi Party released a social welfare scheme for Goa. The manifesto has been released by AAP’s chief ministerial candidate for Goa, Elvis Gomes.
Let’s look at few promises by the Aam Aadmi Party government ahead of Goa Assembly elections 2017:
For unemployed youth of Goa:
- For the unemployed youth of Goa, Aam Aadmi Party has promised to provide Rs 5000 per month as an unemployment allowance.
For girl child:
- Under the AAP Mamata scheme, Rs 50,000 will be provided to the families for the development of girl child.
- The amount will be disbursed in installments of Rs 10,000 each on birth, on immunisation, on passing SSCE, on passing HSSCE, and on completion of college degree.
- The eligibility criteria remains same.
For young women:
- Under AAP Laxmi scheme, the party will provide Rs 200,000 to young women for higher education, wedding or for setting up a business.
- Under the Aam Aurat Grih Aadhaar scheme, the Aaam Aadmi Party will provide Rs 3,000 per month to every single woman for the lifetime.
- All the women who come from households with income above Rs 500,000 per annum are eligible for the scheme.
- Single, deserted, divorcees and widows are also eligible for the scheme.
For senior citizens:
- Under AAP Dayanand Social Security scheme, the senior citizen will be given Rs 3,000 per month.
For physically disabled:
- Disabled with less than 90 per cent disability will be given Rs 3,5000 per month.
- Disabled with over 90 per cent disability will be provided Rs Rs 10,000 per month.
For HIV/AIDS patients:
- Under AAP Dayanand Social Security scheme, the HIV/AIDS patients will be given Rs 3,000 per month.
For the Goa Assembly elections 2017, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released women-centric manifesto which focuses on issues related to women. “Women lifeguards, changing rooms and toilets will be ensured for women on the beaches,” reads the manifesto. The manifesto has been released by AAP’s chief ministerial candidate for Goa, Elvis Gomes.
While asserting “dignity of women”, the AAP party has said that community justice centres will be set up to provide a safe, accessible and a dignified platform for counselling and free legal support. AAP has also promised free sanitary pads for school going girls in the manifesto. “Sanitary pads will be made available at affordable prices across Goa in toilets through automatic dispensing machines,” AAP said. The party has further promised that five women police stations will come up across the coastal state.
The manifesto has also assured “24×7 world class bus service, free Wi-Fi zones, free clean water and reduction of electricity tariffs by 50 per cent”. Apart from this, the party has also promised “to provide special status to the coastal state to preserve its identity, culture and land resources”.
AAP said that they will provide 50,000 jobs in five years through entrepreneurship development and by supporting existing and new industries. Voting for the Goa polls will take place on February 4, 2017.