New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday released the party’s youth manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Calling it Bharti Vidhan, the duo claimed that the manifesto was prepared after taking feedback from lakhs of youngsters across Uttar Pradesh.
The brother-sister duo addressed a special press conference at the party’s headquarters, a rare occasion in which both leaders jointly addressed the media.
“Our workers spoke to youngsters across the states, in every district and village. We have named it Bharti Vidhan because the biggest grouse of the youngsters is they are unable to get employment in the state,” Priyanka, who is leading the Congress campaign in the state, said.
Claiming that in the last few years the competitive examination system through which recruitment in government jobs is carried out in the state has broken down completely, Priyanka stated that the Congress youth manifesto has the plan to fix it.
“An entire section in Bharti Vidhan is dedicated to fixing the competitive examination system. Exams are getting delayed, results are not declared on time, examination papers are getting leaked – all these issues have been covered in this Bharthi Vidhan. The youngsters want jobs but this government has failed to provide them the same,” she added.
The party is going to the polls with youth and women in focus and Priyanka has announced that it will reserve 40 per cent of tickets for women in Uttar Pradesh. In the last elections in 2017, the BJP had won a massive 312 Assembly seats while the party-led alliance had bagged 325 seats. Samajwadi Party had won 47 seats, BSP 19 while the Congress had to settle with just seven seats.