MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance worked out the common minimum programme (CMP) including immediate loan waiver to Maharashtra farmers, 80% reservation in jobs for locals, having health clinics for Rs 1 in all talukas and affordable food for people.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP state president Jayant Patil and Congress state president Balasaheb Thorat signed preamble which stated that they will uphold secular values of the constitution.
The CMP assured assistance to farmers who were affected by the lack of rains and floods. Due to the rain in November, 93.89 lakh hectares of land were affected, with 1.04 crore farmers suffering losses.
CMP talked about filling vacant spots in the state government and having fellowship for educated unemployed youth. They will also make a new law to ensure 80% reservation for locals. Locals are defined as people who have lived in Maharashtra for 15 years.
CMP mentioned free education for girls from economically weaker sections. Children of farm labourers and students from the EWS community will get education loan at zero interest rate, said CMP.
Under the Chief Minister Gram Sadak Yojana, the CMP promised the improvement of roads and slum dwellers, eligible under the Slum Rehabilitation Programme, tenements of 500 square feet carpet area free of cost.
They also hope to provide health insurance to every citizen of Maharashtra.
On secularism, the alliance said that it means Hindu will be Hindu and Muslim will be Muslim. NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik highlighted that portion in the preamble.
The alliance finally assured that they will protect the Aarey Forest and is against any action that affects the environment. Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are against the cutting of trees in the forest. However, they will look at alternatives for the metro project.