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Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday released its manifesto titled ‘Drishti Patra’ for the November 28 Assembly elections.
The manifesto committee chairman, Vikram Verma released the party’s vision document in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Arun Jaitley, State BJP President Rakesh Singh and other senior party leaders.
Mr Jaitley stressed that the state’s growth rate has consistently increased in the last five years. The election document was released at the state BJP office in Bhopal.
While giving details about the manifesto, Chief Minister said, ” farmers who have agricultural land with less than 1 hectare in their possession will be given a grant”.
Girl students will be provided with travel facilities to and from schools with a scooter for every girl who scores over 75 per cent in her Class 12 exams, the manifesto promises. The party has promised to create 10 lakh new jobs if voted to power. The manifesto promises to enhance 50 reservation for women candidates in government departments and 33 per cent for them in the Police Department.
The BJP’s manifesto also mentioned major developments in the infrastructure sector. The BJP promised to build the Narmada Expressway and the Chamba Expressway. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said the cities of Gwalior and Jabalpur will get a metro of the party comes to power. “A mini smart city” will be built in the state, he said.
The BJP has been in power in Madhya Pradesh for the last 15 years and is seeking a fourth straight term. It won the 2013 elections with a huge majority.