Sticking to the formula of promising more jobs, wages, investment, healthcare and better infrastructure, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Tuesday announced its manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Kerala.
Unveiling the manifesto before the media in a crowded press meet in Thiruvananthapuram, LDF convenor Vaikom Viswan announced that the LDF's main target was to create a corruption free Kerala.
The manifesto includes a 35 point programme with a slew of promises including:
A corruption-free Kerala.
Phase out liquor consumption in Kerala and create awareness.
10 lakh job opportunities to be created.
Start-ups initiated by SC/ST entrepreneurs to be given Rs 2 lakh.
Minimum wage to be guaranteed at Rs 500 per day.
A minimum income guarantee for farmers has been committed and rubber replanting subsidy to be increased to 1 lakh.
A complete revamp of the rubber industry.
A company to be formed with the Indian Railways for widening track rails from two to four.
Houses and toilets for all homeless in Kerala within the next five years.
One per cent of the educational budget to be kept aside for libraries.
Five universities to be converted into centres of excellence and an Ayurveda university also on the anvil.
No price increase in civil supplies for the next five years and means of public distribution to be strengthened.
Secretariat to be replaced by a Directorate on the lines of the Centre for redressal of public grievances.
Students to be allowed to appear for entrance exams in their mother tongue.
Intense awareness camps to be organized for the public to abstain from liquor.
Special focus to address problems faced by the third gender.