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Sharad Pawar-led NCP releases manifesto, promises 50 per cent reservation for women in jobs

Sharad Pawar-led NCP releases manifesto, promises 50 per cent reservation for women in jobs

Mumbai, Apr 25 (UNI) The NCP (SP) on Thursday unveiled its manifesto, promising 50 per cent reservation for women in jobs and also favouring caste-census and promising a separate commission for farmers' welfare, right to apprenticeship.
The manifesto, titled 'Shapatnama', also promises to review and propose changes to the Citizenship
(Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register for Citizens (NRC), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and other laws "conflicting" with the constitutional principles.
The Sharad Pawar-led party said it supports full statehood for Jammu and Kashmir and rejects the idea of 'one nation, one election'.
It also mentioned that the party advocates empowering state and local governments, reviewing power
distribution and enforcing constitutional amendments.
While addressing media persons, Maharashtra NCP (SP) president Jayant Patil said that his party will demand a constitutional amendment to raise the 50 per cent cap on reservations and will ban contract labour in government sectors and legally protect the contract workers' benefits.
He also said that if the party gets a chance to be in power at the Centre, it would give the Goods and Services Tax (GST) a "human face".
"LPG cylinder prices will be kept at Rs 500 and if necessary, will be subsidised by the government. Petrol, diesel tax will be restructured," he said.
The manifesto, unveiled in presence of NCP (SP) chief and former Union minister Sharad Pawar, also favours caste census, scrapping of the Agnipath scheme, safety audit for women and strengthening cyber laws related to them.
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