The AITC’s(All India Trinamool Congress) manifesto for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls addresses many national issues, reflecting the vision of both the party and its leader. The Manifesto speaks about Jammu and Kashmir issue, an improvised GST, improved GDP, and taking successful women empowerment schemes of the state to other states.
Mamata Banerjee stressed the ongoing terrorist problems and security issues in Jammu and Kashmir. She stated that the debacles in Kashmir can be sorted out in Kashmir through amicable talks and discussion with the people. She also proposed that she will volunteer to go there herself, understand people’s grievances and try to solve the problem amicably.
The manifesto reads that it will take the West Bengal’s women empowerment schemes to other states. Its women empowerment programmes such as Sikhshashree for educating and empowering girls and women and Kanyahsree programme that is scholarship programme for girls will be implemented at the national level so that its benefit reaches across all women across the nation.
The manifesto also proposed that the party will work for an improved version of GST (Good and Service Tax). And will refrain from indulging in errors that the present GST has.
The manifesto also talks about giving special privileges for the socially backward classes and work for their upliftment. It stated that it will implement the running schemes in West Bengal for SC ST and OBC across other states of the country. The manifesto proposes that “Our experience will enlighten us to formulate policy at the all India level so that the SC, ST and OBC population can immensely benefit across the country”.
Mamata Banerjee stated that India has been pushed into an economic crisis after demonetisation and introduction of GST. She assured that if AITC is voted to power, the party will facilitate an increase in GDP growth from 7 percent to 10 percent. AITC also promised to generate employment in agriculture and allied industries as well as pertinent areas of manufacturing.
Mamata Banerjee also stated that digital technologies should be developed in a practical way to benefit basic needs like health, education and other areas of quality of life of the common people.