West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday released the election manifesto of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the West Bengal Assembly elections.

Trinamool Congress has promised to create more than five lakh jobs to address unemployment within one year if it is voted to power again.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has promised that a widow pension scheme will be launched according to which an amount of Rs 1,000 will be given to the beneficiaries from all groups and communities.

A media report quoted Banerjee as saying: “Our Duare Sarkar scheme is a grand success. The programme will be held four months a year. Free ration will be provided at the doorstep.”

Chief minister Banerjee termed the election manifesto of her party as a “development-oriented manifesto”.

Banerjee, who recently received serious injuries in her leg, said this is the “manifesto of the people, for the people, and by the people.”

The Bengal chief minister will fight the ensuing Assembly election from the Nandigram constituency.

She received injuries on the day of filing her nomination in Nandigram on March 10.

She said a minimum income guarantee scheme will also be launched through which families belonging to economically weak backgrounds will be provided Rs 500 per month.

Banerjee also promised to introduce a student credit card scheme with a credit limit of Rs 10 lakh.

“No collateral required…So that our students and youth can be self-sufficient,” she added.

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