Chhattisgarh elections 2018: BJP releases manifesto; focus on farmers, youth, women

CM Raman Singh on the occasion called the manifesto of Congress as nothing more than a bundle of fiction which was released with the only objective to win the elections.

Published: 10th November 2018 09:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2018 09:50 PM   |  A+A-

Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah (File | PTI)

Express News Service

RAIPUR: BJP president Amit Shah and the Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday unveiled the party's 'please all manifesto' - Sankalp Patra 2018, two days before the first phase of polling, with a special focus on farmers, youth and women.

Eulogising the Raman government's 15 years performance, Shah said under BJP the Chhattisgarh state has turned into a power hub, cement hub, iron and steel hub and the state is on its way to becoming a digital hub.

"The state government with resolute determination almost eliminated Maoist and Chhattisgarh will be free from Naxalism. Various welfare schemes implemented have been made corruption free", Shah said and further added that a Chhattisgarh earlier known as BIMARU (economically weak and backward) state is now among the progressive state.

CM Raman Singh on the occasion called the manifesto of Congress as nothing more than a bundle of fiction which was released with the only objective to win the elections. "We are again moving ahead with a pledge. BJP is going to the masses taking the Atal's vision for Chhattisgarh to create a Nava (New) Chhattisgarh through sabka saath, sabka vikas".

Some commitments declared by the party apparently seems to be the continuation of the ongoing welfare programmes of the state government.

BJP's tall pledges:

  • Rs 1000 pension per month for small and marginal farmers above 60 years
  • Two lakh new pump connection to farmers
  • Promotion of organic farming
  • Women empowerment through education, employment
  • Naxal-free Chhattisgarh
  • State scholarships for SC/ST students
  • Pucca houses for poor families
  • Free cycles, school uniforms and books to students
  • Unemployment allowance scheme to facilitate job for youths
  • Health insuranceImplement
  • Advocate Act and constitute journalist welfare board
  • Every district hospital to become multi-speciality Rs 2-5 lakh interest-free loan to women for business purposes
  • Rs 5 lakh business insurance for small traders
  • Chhattisgarh film city
  • To develop Raipur-Atal Nagar-Bhilai-Durg-Rajnangaon as state capital region 
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