BJP promises 33 per cent reservation for women in govt jobs – 10 key points
Kolkata : Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced it manifesto for upcoming Assembly Polls in West Bengal. The party stressed on women safety and security, infrastructure development, farmers’ income, health for the poor as part of its vision of ‘Sonar Bangla’.
Home Minister Amit Shah released the poll manifesto – Sankalp Patra – at Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre in Kolkata.
“For many years, the manifesto was merely a process. But ever since BJP governments started taking over, the importance of the Sankalp Patra started increasing because only after the formation of BJP governments have the governments started fulfilling the Sankalp Patra,” Home Minister Amit Shah said as he launched BJP’s manifesto for West Bengal.
“It is not called a manifesto but ‘Sankalp’ because we are committed to fulfilling the aspirations of ‘Sonar Bangla’… the BJP took people’s aspirations into account,” Shah said.
Here are 10 key announcements from the poll manifesto:
# There will be 33 per cent reservation for women in government jobs.
# Continuing PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi Yojana, which Mamata didi didn’t give to farmers since 3 years, at least 75 lakh farmers in Bengal will get Rs 18,000 as direct transfer to bank account and Rs 6,000 p.a. thereafter. Additionally, landless farmers will get Rs 4,000 + Rs 6,000 p.a. from the Centre.
# Rs 6000 will be given to fishermen in the state.
# Under Ayushmann Bharat scheme, poor people will be given a health insurance of Rs 5,00,000.
# CAA will be brought in the first cabinet meeting itself.
# From KG to PG, women will be provided free education in the state.
# Free transport will be made available for women.
# Bangla will be encouraged till Class 10 in schools and will be the medium of instruction in technical and medical courses. Bengali to be made mandatory in all official documents.
# Ease of doing business will be promoted in Bengal
# Rs 11,000 cr Sonar Bangla Fund to be allocated to promote Bengal’s art and culture. Kolkata’s Durga Puja celebration to be made an international event.
The West Bengal Assembly Election will begin from March 27 till April 29. The counting of votes will be done on May 2.