The BJP unveiled its manifesto for the West Bengal elections on Sunday, promising to build a “Sonar Bangla” by providing jobs, strengthening social security schemes and pledging to endorse the implementation of the law amending law. on citizenship at the first cabinet meeting of the new government.
Unveiling the “Sonar Bangla Sankalpa Patra” at the EZCC in Salt Lake, Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said the BJP will ensure the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat health care program and PM-Kisan program in the state, in addition to providing at least one job per family. .
Ensuring to provide arrears of Rs 18,000 to 75 lakh to farmers in the state under PM-Kisan, the BJP promised them Rs 10,000 per year, if they were voted in power, Rs 6,000 being paid by the Center and the rest by the state.
The party also announced an intervention fund of Rs 5,000 crore to ensure the economic security of farmers, in addition to accident insurance worth Rs 3 lakh for small farmers and fishermen.
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In the manifesto, the party pledged a Sonar Bangla fund worth Rs 11,000 crore to promote art, literature and other similar industries, and a Tagore Prize modeled on the Nobel Prize.
The BJP also pledged the implementation of a seventh salary commission for state government employees and a 30 percent reservation for women in state government jobs.
Promising to act severely against infiltration, the BJP has promised “the strictest border security”.
The party also pledged free education from KG to PG for all women and free travel for them on public transport.
He promised to build new AIIMS in the areas of North Bengal, Jungle Mahal and Sunderban, in addition to toilets and clean water for every family.
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Shah said that when the BJP formed the government of West Bengal, people would not have to go to court for organizing Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja.
âBengal has become one of the most dangerous states for women. Inaction for years shattered the dreams of young people and stopped the flow of jobs. Over the past 10 years, TMC’s poor governance has opened a dark chapter in Bengal history. , he alleged.
In the ballot manifesto, the party also pledged an Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar fund of 20,000 rupees for infrastructure development of schools and five universities on par with IITs and IIMs.
The party said that to transform Kolkata into an international city, it will set up a Kolkata Development Fund worth 22,000 crore and also ensure that the metropolis becomes a UNESCO heritage city.
“We have decided that we will authorize the implementation of the law amending the citizenship law at the first cabinet meeting itself, in addition to approving the Ayushman Bharat program for the benefit of the poor,” Shah said.
The party further pledged that each refugee family would receive 10,000 rupees per year for five years through a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
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Shah said his party would work to build a safe Bengal, an “uncompromising Bengal” and a state without infiltration, if elected to power.
“We will bring back the Bengal which made the pride of the whole nation,” he said.
“You gave Congress time, more than 30 years to the Communists and ten years to TMC. Give us five years to build a Sonar Bangla,” he said, urging the people to vote for the BJP.