The manifesto focused around youths, women issues, farmers and Dalits. Targeting the three-year NDA rule at the Centre, the Congress also announced free bicycles to girl students from Classes 9 to 12, Rs 3 lakh grant to SC youths to start a business, up to Rs 2 lakh low-interest loans for, quota within quota for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) and loan waiver for farmers.
Promising to bring a new law on hate crimes, Congress state unit president Raj Babbar said, “We will bring a new law on hate crimes and punish those creating tension on basis of caste, gender, religion in UP, the party said in its manifesto.”
Babbar released the party manifesto. Senior leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Salman Khurshid, and Shiela Dixit were present on the occassion. The state will go to polls on February 11.