The United Democratic Front (UDF) says in its people’s manifesto that it will implement the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) scheme if it comes to power in the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections. The UDF released its manifesto earlier today.
In the manifesto, the UDF says that if it forms the next state government it will guarantee Rs 6000 per month (Rs 72,000 per annum) in the bank accounts of poor families in the state through Rahul Gandhi’s Nyay scheme. Through this project, the UDF says that it will be able to eradicate poverty from Kerala. The Front also added that Kerala will become the first state to fully implement the scheme. The project will be enriched through further discussions.
During a press conference, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the manifesto is based on four main principles – More Government, More Investment, More Employment and More Compassion. The Front adds that the manifesto is based on the fundamental principles of unity, justice, security, development and good governance.
When it comes to the four main principles, all sections of people in flood-ravaged Kerala need more benefits and the support of the state government. It is with this in mind that the UDF puts forward the idea of ‘More Government’.
The Front says that Under the More Employment principle, the unemployed youth in this country need jobs. A fixed portion of the scheme will be earmarked for the most backward sections in Kerala such as Dalits, Fishermen and so on.
The UDF adds that More Investment is required in agriculture, industry and services. The Front has made huge election promises in the manifesto. The UDF says that if it comes to power, 'No Bill Hospitals' will be set up in various parts of Kerala. These hospitals will provide free treatment to the people of Kerala.
The UDF added that students, workers, the unemployed and the elderly are the categories in need of government assistance. The Front will implement the Scholarship, Wages and Pension (SWP) programme in Kerala. The UDF says it will provide more scholarships to the students and a rise in pension to pensioners. The party adds that the Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Scheme will also increase wages and working days.
The UDF says the manifesto contains various assistance schemes aimed at the holistic development of the farmers. An example of this is the scheme that guarantees a support price of Rs 250 per kg to rubber farmers. The UDF will also implement extensive schemes for coconut and paddy farmers in the state.
In the manifesto, the party gives guarantee to the Kerala community that it will provide good governance. The UDF also adds that the manifesto will be ensuring the overall progress of Kerala. The goal of the UDF is communal harmony and integration.