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AAP releases its Election Manifesto for Youth in Goa

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its “youth manifesto” for the upcoming elections promising that if it comes to power it will create 50,000 jobs in five years similar to what the BJP had promised back in its 2012 manifesto.

The party’s chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes released the manifesto, which lays stress on giving boost to sports. It promises 350 locally managed sports grounds in a bid to regain Goa’s lost footballing glory.

“The AAP government will create 50,000 jobs in five years by promoting entrepreneurship development and supporting existing and new industries like hospitality, IT, food processing, farming, bio-pharmaceutical and entertainment, which are conducive to local youth,” the manifesto reads.

To invite industry to Goa, the party has promised single-window clearances along with tax holidays to set up eco-friendly units.

In a bid to attract more youth, the party has promised to set up two new start-up incubation centres with `2-crore annual funding, besides an Aam Aadmi Rozgar Yojana (AARY) for loans up to `50 lakh with simple application process for self-employment.

Appealing to the football craze in the state, the party has promised that “football in Goa will be revitalized.”

“Local football clubs, competitive and professional footballers will be supported financially and administratively. 350 locally managed sports grounds will be made available across Goa,” the manifesto reads.

Speaking of education the AAP has promised “to ensure high quality education and infrastructure in government schools.”

Several other programmes like skill development, higher education loans, self-employment and employment in traditional sectors have been promised.

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