The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh has released its manifesto ‘Drishti patra’ on Saturday for the upcoming assembly polls in the state. Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan released the election document at party office in Bhopal.
Bhopal: Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan release party’s vision document ahead of 28th November Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. pic.twitter.com/O11ddXW8mZ
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Dhrishti Patra of BJP promises 10 lakh new jobs every year in the state and start-up opportunities to young entrepreneurs. It said that Rs 10,000 grant will be given to unemployed. Homeless people will be given a grant of Rs 2.50 lakh. Besides, the party said that government will provide Rs 51,000 assistance for marriage purpose of daughters. Also, there will be a provision put in place to raise the pension for women from Rs 300 to Rs 1,000.
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Further, the saffron party has promised to set up a merchant welfare fund. Narmada Expressway and Chambal Expressway will also be developed to ease the transportation. Separate industrial corridor will be set by 2023. Electricity production capacity will be increased to 14,000 megawatts, the document said. Also, a special commission will be set to probe corruption cases.
For farmers, the ruling party has announced a loan waiver within 10 days of government formation. Gaushalas will be set up in every village and Rs 100 waiver will be provided on the market price of LPG.
Development of new industrial townships, metro project, for rural areas ‘Naljal’ scheme for drinking water are among other key promises that the BJP has pledged in its manifesto.
Interestingly, the party has also released a separate manifesto for women ‘Nari Shakti Sankalp Patra’ which promises women empowerment through self-help groups.
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The Congress has already released its manifesto for the assembly elections. Releasing the election document at the party office in Bhopal last week, party’s state unit president Kamal Nath and senior leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijaya Singh exuded confidence that the Congress will unseat the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government. Nath had said that a grant of Rs 2.5 lakh and 450 sq ft plot will be provided to those who are homeless in the state. He even promised that a separate committee will be set up comprising journalists and noted lawyers that will tell people how they have been looted by the Shivraj-led BJP in the last 15 years.
The party in its manifesto also promised to ban holding of Shakhas by RSS in government premises and cancel the order that allowed employees to participate in it.
Assembly polls in India’s geographically second largest state will be held in a single phase on November 28 and results will be declared on December 11. The tenure of current Assembly expires on January 7 next year.