Guwahati: The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) pledges to revoke the border Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with Assam and to form an expert committee to investigate and address the state’s demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in its election manifesto for the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly elections.
The TMC has proposed a list of ten new commitments for the state and its people, calling for a change in the status.
According to the Meghalaya Youth Empowerment (MYE) scheme and the TMC manifesto, every unemployed youth between the ages of 21 and 40 will receive a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 as well as three lakh jobs over the course of the next five years.
The manifesto also promised job cards to all people employed in the tourism sector through the formalisation of their jobs along with a direct transfer of Rs. 1000 per month to a woman of every household as guaranteed universal income support under the Meghalaya Financial Inclusion for Women Empowerment (MFI WE) scheme.
A direct transfer of Rs 1000 per month to a woman in every household as guaranteed universal income support under the Meghalaya Financial Inclusion for Women Empowerment (MFI WE) scheme was also promised in the manifesto along with the formalisation of all jobs held by people working in the tourism sector.
The manifesto pledged universal social security along with an increase in the social welfare pensions for senior citizens, single mothers, people with disabilities, and widows.
The TMC has pledged to provide everyone with electronic ration cards and to conduct a new survey in every district to boost the number of people covered by the programme. Additionally, a new programme will be implemented that would offer Rs 10,000 in financial aid to all farmers in the state.
The manifesto claimed that every block will have Maternal and Child Care centres that would offer effective prenatal and postnatal care, with a focus on the health sector. Moreover, the manifesto pledged to hire specialists, start new medical schools, and guarantee top-notch tertiary healthcare facilities.
The TMC has pledged to facilitate the facilitation of Piped drinking water connections to all residences on the front of civic amenities. All 6,459 of the state’s villages will be connected by motorable roads with black tops, and the manifesto calls for upgrading the main thoroughfares.
The Meghalaya Assembly elections are scheduled for February 27. On the TMC’s preparations for the upcoming elections, the party’s national spokesperson Jai Prakash Majumdar told ANI that the AITC will do well in Meghalaya as the party is active there.
The Trinamool, which is trying to get more involved in politics outside of West Bengal, may be having trouble with the Tripura election, but the party insists it is optimistic about a better showing in Meghalaya because Mamata Banerjee has visited the state twice and Abhishek Banerjee is the party’s Meghalaya coordinator.
The National People’s Party (NPP), the only political party from the northeast that is recognised as a national party, runs the government in Meghalaya.