UP polls: Amit Shah releases manifesto, promises to waive off agricultural loans

BJP President Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah

Promising lots of freebies to people of UP and mixing development with core Hindutva plank of Ram temple, the BJP on Saturday shared its election agenda as the party president Amit Shah released the party manifesto in the state capital.

The manifesto was released by party president Amit Shah.

Loaded with the promises of development and, to an extent, freebies, the Bharatiya Janata Party launched its manifesto for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election.

He said that district magistrates and police chiefs in districts would be responsible for Hindu migration due to communal tension.

BSP Chief Mayawati dubbed the poll manifesto as eyewash, saying the BJP has not fulfilled its promises despite two and a half years in office.

To woo students, Mr Shah promised free education up to graduation for girls and up to class 12 for boys.

Shah announced that if voted to power, BJP will work towards constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya as per the constitutional provisions.

Smriti Irani believes BJP's UP Manifesto reflects aspirations of the common man for a safe and progressive Uttar Pradesh.

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Looking to form government in UP after 15 years, the BJP promised laptops but without caste discrimination and with a monthly 1 GB free Internet, free Wi-Fi on campuses, expansion of Metro services, increased air connectivity and Rs 150 crore for dairy units.

"All BIMARU - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh - states have become developed except UP", he soid.

He also took hard on the Congress-SP alliance stating that such strategies can not fool the voters and Akhilesh will remain answerable for the law and order situation, which he claimed was at its nadir.

Bringing in the issue of Triple Talaq, Shah said they would be asking the will of Muslim women of UP and accordingly then present the views on the same before the Supreme Court, he said: "Hum UP ke Muslim mahilaon ki iccha poochenge; iccha jaane ke baad Muslim mahilaon ko bhi apne adhikaron ki raksha ke liye".

Landless workers would get an insurance of ₹2 lakh and a ₹20,000 crore CM farmers irrigation fund set up.

The party promised to waive off loans of small and marginal farmers and distribute laptops to the youth.

Shah said in each district Special Task Force (STF) will be set up to rein in land mafia, and public and private land will be freed from illegal possession.

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