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BJP releases manifesto for Assembly elections, big jobs promise, free power for irrigation

By Priyanka Verma 
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Lucknow: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (February 8, 2022) released Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

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“BJP UP team has given form to this ‘Sankalp Patra’. It is not just a ‘ghoshna patra’, it is UP govt’s resolution… the 2017 ‘Sankalp Patra’ had 212 resolutions, of which 92 have been fulfilled. We do what we say”, said Home Minister Shah after releasing the party’s manifesto.

The ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra’ was released in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh.

The release of BJP’s manifesto ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra’ was postponed as a mark of respect to the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died of multi-organ failure on Sunday at the age of 92.

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Here are some key announcements made by the BJP in its manifesto:

Farmers: (1.) Free electricity for farmers for agriculture in the next five years.

(2.) ₹25,000 crore ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Agri-Infrastructure Mission’ to set up cold chain centres, godowns, processing units across the state.

(3.) Formulation of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat and rice.

(4.) ₹5000 crore to be spent on modernisation of sugarcane mills. Payment to sugarcane farmers within 14 days and, in case of delay, payment to be done with interest.

(5.) As many as 6 ‘Mega Food Parks’ to be developed in the state.

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Women empowerment: (1.) Under ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana,’ financial aid will be hiked from ₹15,000 to ₹20,000.

(2.) Financial assistance of up to ₹1 lakh for marriage of girls belonging to poor families.

3.) Two free LPG cylinders for women under ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ every Holi and Diwali.

(4.) In public transport, free commute for women passengers above 60.

(5.) ₹1000 crore to be used for ‘Mission Pink Toilet,’ while monthly stipend for widows to be hiked to ₹1500.

(6.) CCTV cameras to be installed at public places and near educational institutes. 3000 Pink Police booths to be set up.

(7.) Under UPPSC, number of women in government jobs to be doubled.

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Education: (1.) ‘Mission Kayakalp’ to be launched to make furniture such as table and benches in primary schools.

(2.) Modernisation of 30,000 secondary schools, as well as colleges, of the state.

(3.) With modern infrastructure and world-class facilities, universities, including Aligarh’s Raja Mahendra Pratap University and Maharja Suheldev University in Azamgarh.

“A few days ago Akhilesh Yadav waved our 2017 sankalp patra (the BJP’s 2017 election manifesto) and asked what we did… I can say with pride that 92 per cent of our 212 pledges have been fulfilled…” Mr Shah declared in Lucknow today.

Taking several swipes at Mr Yadav and the Samajwadi Party, whom the BJP ousted in the 2017 election, Amit Shah said: “UP was considered a riot-prone state five years ago. Mothers and sisters were not safe, especially in western Uttar Pradesh and Awadh region.”

Western UP will be the first region to vote in the seven-phase 2022 Assembly election, wich begins February 10. Votes will be counted on March 10.

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