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Telangana Election Manifestos 2023

Telangana Election Manifestos 2023

Telangana’s Political Landscape: A Tale of Three Manifestos BRS Congress and BJP

As Telangana gears up for the upcoming Assembly elections Telangana Election Manifestos 2023, the three major political parties Telangana Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (BRS), and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – have unveiled their manifestos, outlining their vision for the state’s future. Each manifesto promises a plethora of initiatives aimed at addressing the aspirations of the people and propelling Telangana’s growth trajectory.

Policy AreaTelangana CongressTelangana Rashtra SamithiBJP
FarmersIncrease Rythu Bandhu assistance from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per acreIncrease Rythu Bandhu assistance from Rs 10,000 to Rs 16,000 per acreContinue existing schemes and focus on improving agricultural infrastructure
WomenRs 2,500 monthly allowanceMonthly honorarium of Rs 3,000 to women from low-income familiesProvide free cooking gas cylinders and free travel for women in state transport buses
YouthUnemployment allowanceFree electricity up to 200 units to householdsSkill development programs and employment opportunities
HealthExpand AarogyaSri health schemeIncrease limit for AarogyaSri health schemeFocus on preventive healthcare and improving hospital facilities
EducationStrengthen public education systemOpen one residential school in each of the 119 assembly constituencies for the upper castesIncrease funding for education and focus on improving quality
Social WelfareIncrease pension amounts for Aasara and persons with disabilitiesLife insurance cover of Rs 500,000 to 9.3 million poor familiesWelfare schemes for various social groups
InfrastructureInvest in road, rail, and irrigation infrastructureDevelop industries and create employment opportunitiesImprove connectivity and infrastructure in rural areas
Economic DevelopmentPromote industries and increase employmentFocus on sustainable development and environmental protectionDevelop tourism and other sectors
GovernancePublic accountability and transparencyStrengthen local government institutionsImprove citizen services and reduce corruption
Telangana Election Manifestos 2023

Telangana Congress: Abhaya Hastham – A Promise of Empowerment

The Telangana Congress manifesto, aptly titled “Abhaya Hastham” (Helping Hand), centers on empowering the state’s farmers, women, and youth. For the agricultural backbone of Telangana, the manifesto proposes an increase in Rythu Bandhu assistance from Rs 10,000 to Rs 16,000 per acre, ensuring free electricity for irrigation, and investing in infrastructure to boost productivity.

Recognizing the pivotal role of women in society, the manifesto pledges a monthly allowance of Rs 2,500, subsidized gas cylinders, and free travel in state transport buses. To address youth unemployment, the manifesto offers an unemployment allowance, free electricity for households, and skill development initiatives.

1. MAHALAKSHMI:
• ₹2,500 monthly financial assistance to women
• Gas Cylinder at ₹500
• Free travel for women in TSRTC buses

2. RYTHU BHAROSA:
• Financial assistance of ₹15,000 per year to farmers, tenant farmers
• ₹12,000 to agricultural labourers every year
• ₹500 bonus per quintal for paddy in addition to MSP

3. GRUHA JYOTHI:
• 200 units free electricity for all households

4. INDIRAMMA INDLU:
• Families not owning a house will be provided a house site & ₹5 lakh financial assistance towards construction of the house
• All Telangana movement fighters will be provided a 250 sq yards house site

5. YUVA VIKASAM:
• Vidya Bharosa Card - A financial assistance card worth ₹5 lakh will be provided to students 
• Telangana International Schools will be built in every mandal

6. CHEYUTHA:
• Monthly pension of ₹4,000 will be provided to senior citizens, widows, disabled, beedi workers, single women, toddy tappers, weavers, AIDS and Filaria patients and kidney patients undergoing dialysis
• Rajiv Aarogyasri - Health insurance of ₹10 lakh will be provided

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (BRS): Bharosa – Continuing the Development Journey

The BRS manifesto, titled “Bharosa” (Trust), emphasizes continuity and further advancement of the incumbent government’s development agenda. It reaffirms the party’s commitment to the Rythu Bandhu scheme, reiterating its support for irrigation facilities and crop diversification.

Empowering women remains a priority, with the manifesto pledging increased participation in governance, financial assistance, and entrepreneurship support. For the youth, the focus is on skill development, entrepreneurship, and employment opportunities.

In healthcare, the manifesto promises to strengthen the AarogyaSri scheme, expand access to healthcare facilities, and promote preventive healthcare. Education receives a boost with plans to improve school infrastructure, enhance teaching quality, and increase funding. The manifesto also outlines comprehensive welfare schemes for socially disadvantaged groups.

1. MAHALAKSHMI:
• ₹2,500 monthly financial assistance to women
• Gas Cylinder at ₹500
• Free travel for women in TSRTC buses

2. RYTHU BHAROSA:
• Financial assistance of ₹15,000 per year to farmers, tenant farmers
• ₹12,000 to agricultural labourers every year
• ₹500 bonus per quintal for paddy in addition to MSP

3. GRUHA JYOTHI:
• 200 units free electricity for all households

4. INDIRAMMA INDLU:
• Families not owning a house will be provided a house site & ₹5 lakh financial assistance towards construction of the house
• All Telangana movement fighters will be provided a 250 sq yards house site

5. YUVA VIKASAM:
• Vidya Bharosa Card - A financial assistance card worth ₹5 lakh will be provided to students 
• Telangana International Schools will be built in every mandal

6. CHEYUTHA:
• Monthly pension of ₹4,000 will be provided to senior citizens, widows, disabled, beedi workers, single women, toddy tappers, weavers, AIDS and Filaria patients and kidney patients undergoing dialysis
• Rajiv Aarogyasri - Health insurance of ₹10 lakh will be provided

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): Sakala Janula Saubhagya Telangana – PM Modi’s Guarantee

The BJP manifesto, titled “Sakala Janula Saubhagya Telangana – PM Modi’s Guarantee” (Prosperous Telangana for All – PM Modi’s Guarantee), envisions holistic development for Telangana. Farmers can expect 24/7 free power, enhanced irrigation infrastructure, and organic farming promotion.

Women’s empowerment takes center stage with promises of free cooking gas cylinders, free travel in state transport buses, and support for women entrepreneurs. Skill development, employment opportunities, and entrepreneurship promotion form the cornerstone of the party’s plan for youth development.

In healthcare, the manifesto aims to provide health insurance coverage up to Rs 10 lakh, expand access to healthcare facilities, and promote preventive healthcare. Education receives attention with plans to improve school infrastructure, enhance teaching quality, and increase funding. The manifesto also outlines comprehensive welfare measures for various social groups.

Channel izing the aspirations of the marginalised sections and providing real social justice and to take care of all the people and ensure their development, BJP will appoint  Telangana’s first BC Chief Minister ●We wi l l abo l i sh unconstitutional religion based reservations and increase reservation for OBCs, SCs and Sts. Empowering the marginalised communities: Equality before the law Gulf residents ●Ensure timely payment of salaries and Pensions to employees and retirees on the 1st of every month ●Form a commission of enquiry for all corruption scandals of the  BRS Government in the last 10 years and bring the guilty to justice ●Construct new houses based on the requirements for housing in the state so that everybody has a house of their own ●House site Pattas will be given to the eligible poor in villages ●New ration cards to all the eligible families and periodically issue new ration cards ●Ensure that quality of ration is provided through PDS by a fool-proof mechanism that ensures prevention of diversion of the food grains Koodu-Goodu: Food and Housing Security ●Formation of a Committee to draft a Uniform Civil Code to consolidate and harmonise various personal laws  ●Fast track SC sub categorisation in reservations to ensure most disadvantaged and underprivileged among SCs are empowered 08●We will ensure that fertiliser needs of farmers of the state will be addressed by providing maximum possible reduction in the cost of fertilisers to farmers on top of the Government of India's fertiliser subsidy of Rs. 18,000 per acre.Free Fertiliser to all farmers per acre per crop – for 2 crops. 4 Bags of Urea and 2 bags of DAP that will especially benefit tenant farmers ●Free crop insurance to farmers through PM Fasal Bima Yojana. ●Rs. 3,100 on Paddy and requi red Market Intervention Fund for ●Free Laptops for College girl students ●Aada-Bidda Barosa (New Born Girl Child): Fixed Deposit by the Government at the time of birth of a new born girl child so that Rs. 2,00,000 can be redeemed at the age of 21 ●4 Gas cylinders free of cost annually to Ujjwala beneficiaries ●Women Self Help groups (SHGs) will be provided loans at a nominal interest rate of 1%. ●Formation of a Mahila Rythu Corporation to provide support and handholding to women farmers in the entire value chain from “farm to table” and “farm to fashion” ●Formation of a Domestic Workers Corporation to provide support, up-skilling and social security to household helps Mahila Shakti Women Led Development 09 ● In addition to the Modi Government’s fertiliser subsidy of over ₹18000/- per acre, we will provide ₹2,500/- as input assistance to small and marginal farmers to enable them to procure seeds and  fertilisers. ●Free crop insurance to farmers through PM Fasal Bima Yojana ●Provide Rs. 3,100 on Paddy and required Market Intervention Fund for turmeric ●Free Desi milk-yielding cow will be provided to willing farmers ●We will develop a first-ofits-kind Nizamabad Turmeric City, leveraging on PM Sri Narendra Modi’s announcement on the formation of a National Turmeric Board Raithe Raju Priority for Farmers●Nodal schools for mentoring and facilitation for students and teachers in every mandal ● Improve facilities in the existing Social Welfare Residential Schools ●Monitoring the Fee structure in all private schools ●Exemption of Budget Private Schools from Vaidya Shree Access to quality Healthcare Vidya Sree Quality Education ●Coverage of Rs.10 lakh per eligible family per annum for secondary and tertiary care across public and private hospitals ●We will encourage District level multi-specialty hospitals ●Free annual health checkups for al l economically backward residents of the state ●Transparency in corporate hospitals to avoid overcharging ●T ra i n i ng on Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will be provided to pol ice personnel, home guards, college students and other volunteers to leverage the golden hour during heart attacks 10 ●Create Ten lakh new jobs for women ●Complete the entire TSPSC recruitment process in the lines of UPSC for all government recruitment including Group-1 and Group-2 in a transparent and time-bound manner of 6 months ●Government jobs including EWS quota will be filled within  6 months Yuva Shakti Jobs and Youth power commercial rates of property tax, electricity and water bills Heritage, Culture, Legacy and History 11 Holistic Development Industry, Infrastructure & Amenities ●Adopt a HIRA Model to focus on Highways, Infoways, Railways and Airways in Telangana ●Expedite existing Industrial Corridors and initiate new Hyderabad - Vijayawada industrial corridor ●Revival of Nizam Sugar Factory ●Review the entire Kaleshwaram project holistically for benefits of farmers ●We will represent the case of Telangana legitimately in front of the KWDT-II to get the rightful share of River Krishna waters for  Telangana ●Complete pending projects on River Krishna, including their uncompleted ‘ command a rea development’ and also construct new projects on River Krishna ● Income Tax reimbursement for Singareni employees ●Focus on a comprehensive and all round development of the Greater Hyderabad region with respect to mobility, transportation, sewerage, drains, inundation, roads and traffic management ●Officially commemorate  17th September as ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’ ●Build a memorial and museum to ensure that the struggle and sacrifices are given due recognition ●Observe 27th August as Razakar Hor rors Remembrance Day to pay homage to the martyrs of Bairanpally and Parkal ●Elevating SammakkaSarakka Medaram Jatara at a national level ●Free Ram Mandir and Kashi Yatra for Senior Citizens ●Formation of a committee on Uniform Civil Code

Conclusion: A Choice for Telangana’s Future

The manifestos of the three major parties present a diverse range of promises, reflecting their respective visions for Telangana’s future. As the electorate makes its choice, the focus will be on the party that can effectively translate these promises into tangible outcomes, ensuring the continued progress and prosperity of Telangana.

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