Chhattisgarh: On Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah released Bhartiya Janta Party's (BJP) manifesto 'Modi ki Guarantee 2023' for Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. Speaking at the launch of manifesto, Shah said that An election manifesto is not just a manifesto for the BJP, but a 'Sankalp Patra' (document of resolution) for us.
Chhattisgarh: On Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah released Bhartiya Janta Party’s (BJP) manifesto ‘Modi ki Guarantee 2023’ for Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. Speaking at the launch of manifesto, Shah said, “An election manifesto is not just a manifesto for the BJP, but a ‘Sankalp Patra’ (document of resolution) for us.”
Shah futher said, “I assure the people here that we will make Chhattisgarh a fully developed state in the coming five years.” Chhattisgarh was transformed into a good state from being a BIMARU (laggard) state during 15 years of the BJP rule (2003-2018). Now I assure you on behalf of the BJP that we will work with the aim of making it a developed state in next five years,” he added.
Briefing about the promises in the manifesto, Shah said, “If BJP is voted to power in the state, ‘Krishi Unnati Scheme’ will be launched, under which 21 quintal per acre paddy will be procured (from farmers) at Rs 3100 per quintal.” “We will fill one lakh vacant positions in two years. We will make 18 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, and pure water will reach every house in Chhattisgarh through a tap… Assistance of Rs 10,000 annually to landless farmers. Establishment of new 500 Jan Ausadhi Kendra,” Shah added.
Earlier in the day, while addressing a rally in Pandariya assembly constituency in the poll-bound state, he accused the Congress of indulging in scams and said if the BJP is voted to power in the state, those who committed corruption will be sent to jail.
He dubbed Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel a “prepaid CM” of the Congress, accusing him of turning the state exchequer into an ATM of the grand old party.”In the Congress rule, religious conversion is on the rise. The Constitution gives liberty to every citizen to follow the faith of their choice. But they have started using the state machinery to convert poor tribals, which is not in the interest of the state.
As a result of it, clashes have erupted in every house and village of the state, and the law and order situation has deteriorated,” he said.Chhattisgarh Assembly ElectionsThe polling in Chhattisgarh will take place in two phases. The first phase of polling for 20 seats in Chhattisgarh will take place on November 7, 2023. The remaining 70 seats in the state will go to polls on November 17.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, funds will be sanctioned for the construction of 18 lakh houses, while every house will have tap water connection within two years under the ‘Ghar Ghar Nirmal Jal Abhiyan’, he said.
The counting of votes will take place on December 3. The tenure of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly is scheduled to end on 3 January 2024. In the last polls, the Congress won 68 of the total 90 assembly seats, while the BJP finished a distant second at 15.