10 lakh jobs, farmers’ welfare and women safety on BJP manifesto
BJP manifesto: Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections, which was released in Bhopal on Saturday.
The BJP, which has been ruling the state since 2003, is trying to retain power amid the opposition Congress’s allegations of a collapse of governance and its failure to work for agriculturists.
Madhya Pradesh last year witnessed wide-scale protests by farmers for better Minimum Support Price for their produce and other demands, forcing the government to announce a slew of measures.
The manifesto, called as “Drishti Patra” or vision document, was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the state BJP headquarters in Bhopal. “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.