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HP Assembly 2022 elections : BJP releases manifesto, promises 8 lakh jobs, implement Uniform Civil Code

Himachal Pradesh: Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda released the party's manifesto for the Himachal Pradesh elections in Shimla on Sunday. This time the BJP has made 11 big promises ranging from uniform civil to providing jobs in the state. During this, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, State Party President Suresh Kashyap, Union Minister Anurag Thakur and other leaders were present.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Himachal Pradesh: Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda released the party’s manifesto for the Himachal Pradesh elections in Shimla on Sunday. This time the BJP has made 11 big promises ranging from uniform civil to providing jobs in the state. During this, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, State Party President Suresh Kashyap, Union Minister Anurag Thakur and other leaders were present.

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During this, JP Nadda said that the BJP government will bring Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state. For this purpose a committee of experts will be formed and based on their report UCC will be implemented in the state. He said that the BJP government will provide more than 8 lakh employment opportunities in a phased manner. This will include government jobs and ongoing work in the economic sector.

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The National President of BJP said that we did what we had said, but we also fulfilled what we had not said. We have set a new dimension of development. The people of Himachal have been served with lofty intentions. He said that there are 11 promises in this manifesto of BJP. These promises will bring equality in the society. These promises will give strength to our youth and farmers, strengthen horticulture, bring justice to government employees and promote religious tourism.

Here are the highlights of the BJP poll manifesto:

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1) As part of the Him Startup scheme, a fund of ₹900 crore will be arranged, the BJP has promised.

2) Eight lakhs job opportunities in the state, including government jobs.

3) Himachal would be getting five new medical colleges if the BJP returns to power, as per the “Sankalp Patra”. “In a bid to further strengthen primary health, the number of mobile clinics will be doubled in every assembly constituency so that people in far-off areas can avail health benefits,” JP Nadda said.

3) The BJP will launch a programme called Shakti to develop infrastructure and transportation. Also, religious temples and places will be connected by roads. All-weather roads will connect all villages with an investment of ₹5,000 crore.

4) For girl students, from class 6 to class 12, a bicycle will be given to go to schools. In every district, two girls hostels would be set up.

5) Under the program ‘Shakti’, ₹12,000 crores will be spent over 10 years duration to develop infrastructure and transportation around religious places and temples. “They’ll be connected to the ‘Himteerth’ circuit’,” Nadda said.

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6) Under the CM Anna Datta Scheme, 3000 will be added and over 9 lakh farmers will benefit, he said

7) “Waqf properties will be investigated as per law under a judicial commission and their illegal usages will be stopped,” JP Nadda said.

8) Discrepancies in disbursal of salaries of government workers would be removed.

9) For families of soldiers – who lost their lives in the line of duty, compensation would be increased.

10) Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be limited to 12 per cent for apple growers.

Nadda said the BJP would conduct a survey and under the judicial commission, the waqf properties would be investigated as per law and their illegal use would be stopped. Along with this, Nadda also announced that we will open 5 new medical colleges here. Keeping in view the health infrastructure and to further strengthen the primary health, the number of mobile clinics will be doubled in each assembly constituency to provide health benefits to the far flung people.

He said that we will ensure that all villages are connected with pucca roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the next 5 years. Shakti Yojana will be implemented in the next 10 years to develop infrastructure and transport around religious places.

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The UCC implementation promise has been announced in Himachal after the Gujarat government – where the BJP has been in power for 27 years -announced a panel to review execution. Voting for the 68-seat Himachal Assembly will be held on November 12.Gujarat will vote next month in two phases and assembly election results for both the states will be announced on December 8.

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