Posted on November 28, 2019, 5:25 PM IST
Just hours before the taking over by the new government alliance Maha Vikas Aghadi (NCP-Sena-Congress) they have released a key point based programme to tackle issue in the state of Maharashtra.
Calling it the Common Minimum Programme it comes in 10 sections that exclusively covers farmers, unemployment, women, education, health and social justice among others. It added two coordination committees will be constituted for its implementation, one within the state cabinet and another for coordination among the allies.
Reservation on jobs for local youth, subsidised clinics and canteens, immediate farm loan waivers and free education for girls from poor families are some of the socio-political promises made by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance.
The preamble of the CMP vows to uphold the “secular values enshrined in the Constitution on contentious issues… especially having repercussions on the secular fabric of the nation…” With two mentions in the preamble, the CMP attempts to underscore the ‘secular nature’ of the alliance, an elephant in the room for the trio given the Shiv Sena’s hardline Hindutva image.
Few of the crucial implementations to be made by the alliance:
- Provide immediate assistance to farmers who are suffering due to premature rains, and floods
- Immediate loan waiver for farmers
- Law to ensure 80% reservation in jobs for local/domicile youth
- Free education for girls from economically weaker sections
- Increased honorarium for Anganwadi and Asha workers
- Interest-free education loans for students of farm labourers and those who belong to economically weaker sections
- One rupee clinics at taluka level and health insurance to every “citizen of the state”
- “Cheap and efficient” food at Rs 10