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Highlights of BJP manifesto for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls

Lucknow: BJP President Amit Shah today released his party’s manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections promising sops for students, women and farmers.

The manifesto named ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra’ (Pledge for People’s Welfare) promises free education, laptops and LPG connection in every home.

Following are the highlights of the manifesto:

– The BJP, after many discussions, has divided the manifesto in 9 parts.

– The BJP has decided to waive all farmer loans. The farmers will get further loans with 0 per cent interest.

– In the next 5 years, Rs 150 crore fund will be set up for agricultural development.

– Bundelkhand will get special preference.

– The motto of ‘Na goondaraj Na Bhrashtachar’ will be followed.

– In 45 days, all criminals, who are out on parole and committing crimes, will be brought back to jails.

– FIRs for all citizens will be filed without caste bias. Land mafia has troubled the entire state. A task force will be set up in every district to tackle different mafias.

– Class 3 and Class 4 employees will be hired only on the basis of merit, no interviews to end corruption.

– Rs 1,000 crore start-up capital fund will be provided. 90 per cent of the jobs will be given to youth of UP.

– Laptops will be given without any bias with free 1 GB internet per month.

– All students scoring about 50 per cent will get free education till graduation.

– In the next five years, there will be toilets in every house, LPG in every house and gas pipelines for cities.

– Rs 500 crore will be allocated for the Baba Ambedkar fund.

– All colleges and universities will have free Wi-Fi.

– Up to 6 lakh loan from permanent houses and toilets. BPL citizens to get 2 lakh life cover.

– 24×7 electricity in all houses. PM has said before 2019, all villages will have electricity.

– Villages will be connected with mini-bus services. People will be able to use metro at any time with their families, unlike now.

– There will be a Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal development board under the directed supervision of the Chief Minister’s office.

– Redressal system in every district to sort our trader disputes.

– Rs 5,000 for every girl child born in poor families; no age bar for widow pensions which will be Rs 1000.

– The opinion of all women on Triple Talaq will be taken and placed in front of Supreme Court.

– On Ram Temple, the law will be followed to get the temple built as soon as possible.

PTI