From ‘Anti-romeo squad’ to ‘free WiFi in all colleges’: Key highlights of BJP’s UP manifesto

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New Delhi | Updated: January 28, 2017 5:20:06 PM

Shah stressed upon the need of job creation, alarming law and order situation, and farmers' concerns in the state.

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Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday unveiled party’s manifesto for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. Shah stressed upon the need of job creation, alarming law and order situation, and farmers’ concerns  in the state. The presser was attended by union minister Kalraj Mishra, state president Keshav Prasad Maurya, and MP Yogi Adityanath. Home Minister Rajnath Nath Singh, who is considered as key face for Chief Ministership, was missing from the meet. Quoting examples of developing the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and even Bihar, the BJP assured the same for Uttar Pradesh as well.  “I want to make an appeal to people of Uttar Pradesh to give mandate in our favour and we will remove this Bimaru tag,” said BJP president Amit shah while launching party manifesto here.

Here are the key highlights of the manifesto.

  1. Police in 15 minute: Amit Shah vowed extension of Dial 100 service. He said that party will make police available in 15 minutes in every part of the state.
  2. On Women safety: Amit Shah said that a special task force with the name of ‘Anti-romeo dal’ will be set up in Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Waving of farmers’ loans: Amit Shah said that existing farmers’ loans of all marginalised farmers will be waived-off.
  4. MSP: 10% more value than MSP: Shah said that party will provide 10 per cent more than the Minimum Support Price to all farmers.
  5. Free Wi-FI in every college: The saffron party also promised 24-hour power supply, laptops to youth with 1GB free internet for a year. Along with this, the party has also assured all the colleges to have free Wi-Fi.
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  6. For students: Free education up to Class XII; fees to be waived up to graduation level to meritorious students: Shah
  7. Communal tensions: BJP to form teams at district levels to check “exodus” of people due to communal tension.
  8. On Ram Temple: While initially it seemed that Shah will take a departure from Ram Temple promise, he second-half of his address said efforts will be made to ensure that Ram temple is constructed under constitutional provisions.

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