LUCKNOW: Reiterating its stand to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the BJP said it would try to remove all obstacles hindering the construction of the temple, if voted to power.
This was stated by BJP state president Surya Pratap Shahi while reading out the party’s election manifesto at its state headquarters on Friday. Senior leaders Uma Bharti, Kalraj Mishra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Om Prakash Singh were also present on the occasion.
On the lines of the Samajwadi Party, the BJP also promised to set up a special commission to probe into the corruption cases of the Mayawati regime and provide unemployment allowance of Rs 18,000 a year to the educated youth.
This is for the first time that the BJP has assured of providing unemployment allowance to the youth in the state. “The wealth and the assets of those found guilty in corruption will be taken over by the state government. The party will write off loans of the farmers upto `1 lakh and give loans to them at the rate of one per cent interest only,” he added.
In order to woo the upper castes, the BJP leadership mentioned in its manifesto that it would set up a commission naming ‘Savarna Ayog’ for the poor to look into their problems. The BJP would set up a regular authority to supervise the standard of education in the state.
On January 16, national president of the party Nitin Gadkari had released the BJP’s vision document detailing the potential and challenges in Uttar Pradesh. To woo the most backward castes, the BJP promised that half a dozen castes from the most backward caste groups would be included in the list of the Scheduled Castes for their expeditious socio-economic development.
The BJP, struggling to improve its electoral performance in the state, also promised to set up an authority under the chairmanship of the chief minister to check price rise.