Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah released the party's manifesto for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections at a press conference in Lucknow on Saturday.
Eyeing to regain power in Uttar Pradesh after 15 years, the BJP has made development and improving law and order situation as the theme of its manifesto.
Shah was accompanied by BJP's senior leaders in Lucknow during the release of the manifesto.
The issue of good, corruption-free governance in the state are given prominence in the document.
Better education, health and providing jobs are the other highlights of the manifesto.
The saffron party which is fighting this election on the development plank, has also announced some employment generation programmes.
BJP, which is pinning its hopes on non-Yadav OBC and non-Jatav SC voters, has also mentioned some specific schemes for the people from these two sections in its manifesto.
The party has so far announced 371 candidates, out of which 80 are Dalits and around 130 are from various backward castes. UP has 403 Assembly seats.
BJP, which had won 71 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, is in a three-way fight with SP-Cong alliance and BSP for capturing power.
Ruling Samajwadi Party has already announced its manifesto and has promised special ghee for malnourished children and creation of a woman education fund, among various other schemes.
BJP Manifesto 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patr 2017' highlights
#BJP government will fulfill the promise of building Ram Mandir on Ramjanambhumi in a lawful and constitutional manner: Amit Shah
#I beseech Mulsim women of the state to come forward and hare their stand on Triple Talaq: Amit Shah
#Six new AIIMs hospitals will be set up: Shah
#25 new medical colleges and super speicality hospitals will be set up
#For women safety: Anti-romeo dals, widow pension schemes boost, new women battalions, new women only police stations in every district
#Six IT parkls will be set-up
#Kanpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Allahabad metro projects will be started immediately
#New airports will be created to boost tourism; new helicopter services to be added
#Expansion of Lucknow and Noida metro: Shah
#Free piped/lpg gas connection in every home: Shah
#First 100 units will be given at just Rs 3/-: Shah
#We promise to give 24 hours electricity in each and every village: Amit Shah
#Rs 2lakh life insurance, Rs 6lakh home loan for poor families: Shah
# Rs 500 cr Baba Ambedkar education scholarship fund will be set up: Shah
#Free education till gradutaion for girls, till class 12 for boys: Shah
#Will give laptops along with 1 GB free internet: Shah
# Massive fund for start ups in UP: Amit Shah
#90 per cent of jobs will be ensured for local youth: Amit Shah
#We promise to create 70 lakh jobs in next five years: Shah
# Employment will be merit based, to end corruption we will end interviews in Grade 3 and Grade 4 jobs: Amit Shah
#Will establish anti-bhoomi mafia task force to end land grabbing: Shah
#Police response time across UP will be max 15 mins: BJP pres
#Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for UP Polls 2017: 'Will stop migration due to communal violence'
#Will fill 1.5 lakh vacant posts in UP Police: Shah releases BJP manifesto
#Will set up projects like Amul in UP and bring White Revolution: Shah
#For farmers: Loan at zero percent interest, advance payments for sugar crops, crop insurance, 100 per cent procurement of rice crop, Mukhyamantri Krishi Yojna: Shah
#Manifesto 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patr 2017' divided in 9 parts with focus on agriculture, women safety, health, employment: Shah
Highlights of speech:
#This election will end caste-based election and give rise to performance based politics: Amit Shah
#15 years of SP-BSP rules has brought the state back to dark ages, Gundaraj today rules Uttar Pradesh, women are not safe and land is grabbed by hooligans: Amit Shah
#BJP has clear track record of progress, Centre has ben creating schemes every 15 days but they are implemented by state government: Amit Shah
#As BJP president I thank UP for giving us strong win in Lok Sabha elections, but PM Modi cannot do much from Centre: Amit Shah
#SP and BSP have got many chances in UP, give BJP once chance, we will change the Bimaru status of UP in five years: Amit Shah
#The feedback from our workers gives us confidence that BJP will not only win but will win with a two-third majority in UP: Amit Shah
#Amit Shah begins address
#BJP President Amit Shah to release BJP's manifesto for UP polls in Lucknow, UP BJP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya & Yogi Adityanath also present
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