Farmers, Women & Youth Welfare feature prominently in BJP poll manifesto for UP

| Updated: 08 February, 2022 3:12 pm IST

New Delhi: In its bid to retain power in India’s most politically significant state, Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has listed four major announcements in its much awaited Sankalp Patra, that was launched by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday.

The Sankalp patra enlists Yogi Adityanath Government’s performance between 2017 to 2022, with claims to have fulfilled 92 percent of the promises made in its 2017 Sankalp Patra.

Key takeaways of BJP manifesto for Uttar Pradesh Elections.

*Free electricity for irrigation to farmers in the next five years
*If cane payment is not made in 14 days to farmers, the sugarmills will then have to pay the dues with interest
*One “well-equipped” government hospital will be built in every district of the state
*In the next 5 years, the government will strengthen wheat and paddy purchase at MSP
*To make the meritorious girl students self-reliant, under the Rani Laxmibai Yojana, free scooters will be given to them
*Under the Swami Vivekanand Yuva Shashaktikaran Yojana, two crore tablets and smartphones will be given
*General Bipin Rawat Defence Industrial Corridor in Bundelkhand will be completed in a record time
*PM Kisan Samman Nidhi to be doubled.
*10 years punishment to people found convicted of Love Jihad and a fine of Rs one lakh.

In its manifesto, the first promise made by the BJP is to double the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. The manifesto states that the amount given out would now be Rs 12,000 per annum and will be credited directly to the accounts of the marginal and small farmers.

The second promise made by the ruling party is to provide free electricity to farmers.

Realising the importance of women voters which has been supporting the saffron party, the manifesto talks of  providing scooty to the female students and working women as its third promise. The BJP has also promised to provide free coaching to girl students preparing for UPSC and other competitive examinations.

With an eye to enlist the support of the younger generation especially students, the BJP has promised to provide laptops to students since online medium of education has become imperative in the wake of the pandemic. The party has also promised to provide jobs to the youths and at least one job to every family.

For the householders, the party promises to provide two LPG cylinders free to people during Holi and Deepawali under the Ujjwala Yojana. Under this scheme a free gas cylinder is provided to households and the cost is borne by the State.

Apart from these major promises, the BJP manifesto talks about renovation of Krishna Janmabhoomi. This is quite significant since Mathura has been in the news after the inauguration of Kashi Vishwanath corridor. The party has also promised free travel to women above the age of 60 years of age and the pension to the older people will be increased to Rs 1500 a month.

Sports persons will be provided free kits under Major Dhyanchand Scheme, The manifesto also promises to provide health cover to Anganwadi workers under Ayushman Bharat Scheme and also hire 6000 doctors and 10000 paramedics to augment the health facilities. There is another promise that is bound to create uproar as the party has promised to jail persons involved in love jihad and impose a fine of Rs one lakh on them.

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