Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh today launched the party’s flagship election campaign “Har Ghar Ton Ikk Captain” with the promise of one job in every family backed by an interim unemployment allowance and weaning the state’s youth away from drugs.
“The programme aims at providing one job per household to youths between the age of 18-35,” he said during the launch that was attended by AICC Secretary Harish Choudhary and former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.
The campaign, which will be implemented by Congress’ 600-odd ticket aspirants, started with 100 of them receiving registration kits to initiate training of workers, who will take it forward at the district-level.
The party informed that each aspirant has been assigned the task of reaching out to 10,000 youths under the campaign, for which registration started today and will continue till the culmination of the first phase on December 20.
The campaign, aimed at empowering Punjab’s youth with the twin objectives, will reach out to 40 lakh households in the first phase, it said.
He asked the prospective candidates to start the registration process with those at the bottom of the economic ladder.
It was informed youths in exchange of employment will pledge to stay away from drugs as part of the campaign themed around the slogan “Captain ne saun chakki har ghar ikk naukri pakki”.
Under the mass registration, applicants will be provided a unique ID through the “Berozgari Bhatta Card”, which can be activated by dialing a number.
“If the Congress forms government in Punjab, a budget of Rs 10,000 crore will be set aside for the initiative, which will be rolled out within its first 100 days,” the party said.
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