CHANDIGARH: The Haryana BJP on Thursday released its manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly Elections.
Free travel for girl students, stipends for unemployed youth, free treatment for the indigent, hike in pensions and foodgrain at `1 per kg for BPL families are few of the sops offered in the manifesto.
The 16-page manifesto, with the slogan ‘BJP ke Saath Chaliyein, Narendra Modi Ke Saath Chaliyein’, promises to raise the State GDP to 10 per cent in the next five years.
According to the manifesto, the focus areas of the party will be education, youth, service sector, rural development, agriculture and welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes. In lieu of 100 hours’ of work, unemployed youth who have completed school will be given a stipend of `6,000 per month and unemployed undergraduates have been promised a sum of `9,000 per month.
BJP leader Ganeshi Lal said if his party was voted to power, they would bat for laws that would make cow slaughter equivalent to culpable homicide.
The manifesto also promises another ‘milk revolution’ and ‘green revolution’ if the saffron party is allowed to form the government in the state.
“The BJP intends to give better facilities to the villages, bring transparency to administration, root out corruption, and begin steps to end female foeticide, “ the manifesto states.
The Haryana BJP further promised four laning of the national and state highways, round-the-clock power supply to various categories of consumers and clean drinking water.
■ Free travel for girl students
■ Stipends for unemployed youth
■ Free treatment for the indigent
■ Hike in pensions
■ Foodgrain at Rs 1 per kg for BPL families