Bhopal: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its manifesto for upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018. Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in the state and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the party. It also promised to establish cow sanctuaries in 11 divisions of the state. Also Read - Must Watch | After 'Kamal, Kamal', BJP Leader's Breathless 'Corona Corona' Chant Goes Viral
Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan released party’s vision document, called as “Drishti Patra”. “We will provide 10 lakh jobs and self employment opportunities per year for the youth of the state,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told reporters. Also Read - AAP MLA Raghav Chadha Claims UP CM Yogi Adityanath Getting Migrants 'Thrashed'; Cops Register FIR
The CM also promised to make a provision for free education for the poor. He was accompanied by Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Narendra Singh Tomar. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Day After Govt Formation, Kamal Nath Meets Successor Chouhan, Assures Support
The BJP, which has been ruling the state since 2003, announced a slew of measures in the manifesto amid the opposition Congress’s allegations of a collapse of governance and its failure to work for agriculturists. It has promised measures to ensure welfare of farmers, women, backward classes and traders, besides the youth, in the state.
The Congress had released its manifesto – ‘Vachan Patra’ on November 10. Promising an ‘adhyatmik vibhag’ (spiritual department) in the state, the party claimed that it plans to promote the Sanskrit language.
The Congress manifesto speaks of developing the ‘Ram path, a mythical route taken by Lord Ram during his 14-year exile, and the commercial production of ‘gaumutra’ (cow urine) and ‘kanda’ (cowdung cakes).
The party was slammed by Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Rameshwar Sharma for making false promise of protecting cows just to garner votes in the upcoming state assembly elections. Speaking to news agency ANI, Sharma alleged that the Congress party is hypocritical when it comes to protecting cows in the state because the party workers had earlier killed a cow in Kerala. In 2017, a Congress worker had allegedly butchered a cow on camera in Kannur district of Kerala. Later the workers enjoyed an impromptu beef festival.
The polling for 230-member Assembly will be held on November 28. The counting of votes is scheduled for December 11. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly expires on January 7, 2019.