In the run up to the polls, the BJP has released its manifesto for the Odisha Assembly election, which will take place along with the General Election of 2019 and the party is betting big with its promises.
The BJP, in its manifesto has promised free education for all the poor from Kindergarten to Post Graduation, along with capital punishment for all rape convicts, and Rs 1 lakh crore in irrigation sector and will prioritize the micro and minor irrigation facilities.
Amit Shah launched the party manifesto in Bhubaneswar and said that it’s a ‘vision document for the New Odisha.’
Amit Shah: We promise capital punishment for rape convicts. Farmers to get loan at 0% interest. Small&medium farmers will be given Rs 3000/month pension after 60 yrs of age. Rs 3500 Cr fund for Skill Odisha, benefitting 20 Lakh people in 5 yrs. Rs 1000 Cr startup fund to be made. https://t.co/lM3USDVyA1— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2019
In comparison with other states of the country, Odisha is lagging in drinking water, houses, health, security for women, education and other fields. Despite being rich in resources, the people here are poor: Shri @AmitShah #IsBaarPhirModi pic.twitter.com/y56M3wGJ7y— BJP (@BJP4India) April 7, 2019
Shah said, “ The manifesto is based on 9 points. These are the 9 pillars of our vision for the development of 'New Odisha'.”
BJP president Amit Shah, while narrating the special points, said, “We promise capital punishment for rape convicts. Farmers to get loan at 0% interest. Small&medium farmers will be given Rs 3000/month pension after 60 yrs of age. Rs 3500 Cr fund for Skill Odisha, benefitting 20 Lakh people in 5 yrs. Rs 1000 Cr startup fund to be made.”
Odisha has been under the control of Biju Janta Dal’s Naveen Patnaik since its formation and as per media reports, the state might be looking at an alternative now. Patnaik has lost some of the key leaders, like Jay Panda and others, who switched the side with the BJP ahead of the polls.
The election is scheduled to begin from April 11 and the results will be declared on May 23.