UP polls: Priyanka promises free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh

New Delhi: In yet another poll promise ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today said free medical treatment of up to Rs 10 lakh will be provided to people of the State if her party government is voted to power.

In a tweet in Hindi, she said, ‘Everyone saw the dilapidated condition of the health system of U.P. due to government neglect during the Corona period and now during the spread of fever. For ensuring good and cheap treatment, with the consent of the manifesto committee, the U.P. Congress has decided that if voted to power, our government will provide up to Rs 10 lakh for treatment of any disease.’

Among the other promises made by the party are purchase of wheat and paddy at Rs 2,500 per quintal and Rs 400 per quintal for sugarcane.

Priyanka had flagged off her party’s ‘Pratigya Yatras’ from Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district on 23 October with seven promises, including loan waiver for farmers and jobs to 20 lakh people if voted to power.

NT Bureau