The ruling BJP which is hoping to return to power in Chhattisgarh under Raman Singh has released its party manifesto titled Sankalp Patra for the assembly polls. It was released by party president Amit Shah.
The BJP faces stiff challenge from the Congress and the alliance between Ajit Jogi’s Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) and BSP’s Mayawati.
Releasing the manifesto in Raipur, Shah praised the state government for transforming Chhattisgarh in the past 15 years, adding that it has worked tirelessly to eliminate Naxalism from the state. “Chhattisgarh was the first state to have a legislation on skill development. Raman Singh government has made Chhattisgarh almost free of Naxalism,” Shah said.
The BJP president further said, “Earlier known as economically backward (BIMARU), Chhattisgarh is now a power and cement hub. Under BJP rule, Chhattisgarh is now a welfare state. Various schemes, including MGNREGA, have been made corruption-free.”
“The Raman Singh government has given the maximum benefits in the area of agriculture. It has also done good work in helping people from tribal background find jobs.” Shah added.
The BJP has promised it would give free bicycles to all students in class-9. The BJP manifesto for Chhattisgarh also promises to give interest-free loans of up to Rs 2 lakh for women entrepreneurs.