BJP president J P Nadda has launched ‘Lokkho Sonar Bangla’ (target to build golden Bengal) manifesto crowdsourcing campaign to seek suggestions from more than two crore people in West Bengal ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.
He said the party”s manifesto will stress the socio- economic empowerment of the Matua community, women and youth and put an end to the “cut money” and “syndicate” culture of the state.
“The Lokkho Sonar Bangla campaign will begin on March 3 and continue till March 30. We aim to reach out to more than two crore people of the state spread across all the 294 constituencies.
“There will be 30,000 suggestion boxes. We want to seek suggestions of the common people in our endeavour to build Sonar Bangla,” Nadda said during the launch of the programme.
Nadda said that the BJP aims to build a West Bengal where women can live without fear and students from the Matua community get education and jobs to lead a good life. West Bengal has given a vision to the country & the world – either we talk about Swami Vivekanand, Subhas Chandra Bose, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar or SP Mukherjee. We have to promote the culture West Bengal, considering it our guiding star.
“We will end Naxalism in West Bengal. We will end coal smuggling and syndicate and cut money culture,” he said.
Nadda also mentioned the plight of Bengal farmers saying, There are around 10 crore farmers in the country, of these around 73 lakhs are in Bengal itself. 7 installments of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi have already been released but the farmers of Bengal have remained deprived of it
Bengali actor Payal Sarkar joined the saffron party in the presence of Nadda. Assembly elections in the state are due in April-May.