Digital Desk, Imphal. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda on Thursday released the party’s manifesto for the Manipur assembly elections, in which two cooking gas cylinders to poor women, free scooty to meritorious girl students of colleges, incentive amount of Rs 25 thousand to poor girls and free to all meritorious students who have passed class 12th. Laptop has been promised.
Nadda said the election manifesto is not a piece of paper but a promise to the people of Manipur’s commitment to stability with all-round development of the state. According to the BJP’s election manifesto, the monthly pension for all senior citizens in the state will be increased from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000 and girls belonging to economically weaker and backward classes will be given an incentive of Rs 25,000 under the Rani Gaidinliu Nupi Meheroi Singi scheme.
Announcing that the BJP is committed to safeguarding the territorial integrity and protecting the rights of the original inhabitants of Manipur and its rich cultural heritage, the BJP national president said that after coming back to power, the party would launch a campaign under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. Increase the financial assistance from Rs.6,000 to Rs.8,000 per year.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, State BJP President A. Nadda, accompanied by Sharda Devi, national BJP spokesperson and party’s Manipur in-charge Sambit Patra and other leaders, said the five years of the BJP government has transformed Manipur from instability to stability and now the party is willing to give a big stimulus to the state. Nadda said, in Manipur N. The BJP government under Biren Singh brought down the militancy and established peace and transformed Manipur from a divisive polity to a united polity. The government has done a lot to curb the drug menace.
Nadda said that on the lines of Prime Minister’s aspirational district model, aspirational block programs would be launched in selected blocks of the state with special focus on holistic development. He said that to promote indigenous production and strengthen the local economy, a sub-division, a product scheme would be launched and a peripheral rail network FO in the Terai region of the state would be developed to promote tourism in the state and increase its associated business opportunities. FO train (Follow Foothill Train) will also be started.
The BJP national chief said cash incentives and subsidies would be given to homestay owners with an aim to create around one lakh job opportunities by promoting local tourism in the state. Other promises made in the BJP manifesto include scholarships for children of small and marginal farmers and technical education for children of landless farmers at graduate and post-graduate levels, Ayushman Bharat and 100 per cent coverage of the CMHT (Chief Minister Ji Hakalgi Tainbang) scheme . Health insurance of Rs five lakh to all eligible beneficiaries, setting up of AIIMS, capital requirements for technology upgradation and interest-free loans to MSMEs to enable better market access.
The manifesto also promises to set up a Skills University in Manipur to promote skilling of youth in various sectors, expand people-centric initiatives such as Go to Village and Go to Hills, so that central and state government The benefits of all the schemes can be taken to the doorstep. Besides promising to set up a 100 crore Start-up Manipur Fund to provide zero interest loans up to 25 lakh, the BJP also promised to launch the Loktak mega eco-tourism project to boost tourism in the state.