New Delhi: In a bid to ascertain its electoral victory in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.

Making an influential attempt in this regard, the party has promised the creation of 20 lakh employment opportunities along with other developmental measures in the state, if it is voted to power, in the next five years.

According to the sources, the party has framed the developmental roadmap for the state and will release its ‘Vision 2020’on January 27 in ten major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra and Meerut.

Determined to give a tough fight to its arch rivals including the BJP, BSP and SP, the Congress is going to announce opening of special state-level banks for women. They can avail financial assistance and job opportunities in these banks, sources claimed.

Besides this, with an aim of deriving maximum gains from the metropolis voters in NOIDA and Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR region), the party is trying to woo them by playing the Delhi Metro Rail card. The party is going to promise metro rail connectivity of the NCR regions with the national capital.

As per the sources, there is also a possibility that the party manifesto will feature the formation of a vigilance system under the supervision of the Chief Minister to ensure the creation of employment opportunities for every pocket of the society.

Along with this, opening of Uttar Pradesh Dairy Mission, financial aid for marriage of girls belonging to the weaker section of society and State Advisory Commission (on lines of National Advisory Commission) are among the top most agendas of the party.

The party is also eyeing at deriving benefits from the influential Dalit vote bank. In this regard, it is likely to promise sub-quota for the Mahadalits. Besides this, the Congress manifesto may also promise the relaxing stamp duty on registry of house for SC and ST community who do not fall in the taxed income limit.

Along with these promises, the skill development programmes for dying and ailing industries in cities like Aligarh, Firozabad, Bhadohi, Kannuj, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi and many other cities are likely to be featured in the vision document of Congress.

(JPN/ Bureau)