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Watch: Akhilesh Yadav launches Samajwadi Party election manifesto for UP Elections 2017 | Key highlights

Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav Has Launched Party Manifesto For The Upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. The Manifesto Is A Mix Bag Of Old And New Schemes With Focus On Skill Development, Infrastructure And Health.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 22 Jan 2017, 01:20:39 PM

New Delhi:

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has launched Party Manifesto for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The manifesto is a mix bag of old and new schemes with focus on skill development, infrastructure and health.

Here are the key highlights for the Samajwadi Party manifesto:

Old schemes to be strengthened: Uttar Pradesh’s incumbent chief minister said that his government has not only fulfilled all promises made in their 2012 manifesto but has also done some additional work as required. 

Some old schemes Akhilesh promised to strengthen in the next term if elected are: 

- Free laptops for school students

- Samajwadi Pension Yojana – for senior citizens and widowed women 

- Ambulance services – especially for pregnant women 

- Metro network – Expanding the Lucknow Metro network, additional projects to be introduced in Agra, Varanasi, Meerut and Kanpur

New schemes offered in Samajwadi party manifesto for UP Polls 

For senior citizens: Additional pension for elderly and women, old age homes

For nutrition and health: Pressure cooker for poor women – linked with nutritional schemes; Free food grains for poor families; centres for serious diseases; air ambulance for Lucknow airport; 1 Litre ghee for school students to end nutritional problems 

For minorities: Educational and development schemes, programmes for religious freedom

For ending unemployment: Skill development programmes, vocational training centres along the Express ways, working women hostels, concession for women in buses, subsidised mid-day meal for labourers

For ending corruption: End of inspector raj, single window online system

For developing infrastructure: New highways, metro for other cities, electricity connectivity for all villages; stable solution to rapidly growing cities, green cities

For Farmers: Schemes for birds, animal ambulance for farmed animals

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First Published : 22 Jan 2017, 12:42:00 PM