BJP Jharkhand manifesto: Rice, wheat at Rs.1 per kg

November 19th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) Taking a cue from Chhattisgarh, the Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday released its manifesto promising rice and wheat at Rs.1 per kg to poor families if voted to power.
The manifesto was released Thursday by the state BJP president Raghubar Das in presence of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh who had launched a scheme of rice and wheat at Rs.3 per kg in Chhattisgarh.

The BJP manifesto promises salt at 25 paise per kg and wheat and rice at Rs.1 per kg to families living below poverty line (BPL).

The manifesto also promises jobs to one million youths in the next five years and loans to farmers at two percent rate of interest and a loan of Rs.25,000 to unemployed youths also at two percent rate of interest.

The BJP manifesto also says that poor people will be provided three lakh houses and ration cards would be made available to all families in the state within three months.

It also promises forming one lakh self help groups (SHGs) and forming groups for development of villages.

“BJP is dedicated to providing a transparent government in the state. We will not allow corruption to prevail in the state and the state vigilance department will be made more active to keep close track on corruption,” said Raghubar Das while releasing the manifesto.

The five-phased Jharkhand assembly polls begin Nov 25.

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