Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has released its manifesto for poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. The manifesto, termed as “Drishti Patra” or vision document, was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the state BJP headquarters along with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The assembly election in the Madhya Pradesh will be held on November 28.
The focus of the manifesto is on the self-employment opportunities for the youth, free education for the poor, measures to ensure welfare of the farmers, backward classes and traders. BJP has vouched for the comprehensive development of the state. On the occasion of manifesto release, Mr Chouhan emphasized that 10 lakh Jobs for the youth will be generated and priority be given to the self-development and skill-based jobs per year.
BJP has released a separate Manifesto for women termed as ‘Naari shakti Sankalp Patra’. The emphasis of this document is on women empowerment and women security; a new policy will be launched soon named “women access to the Justice”. For the less privileged and child-less women of the society, cent percent free IVF (The Value stabilization fund) help will be provided.
The value stabilisation fund which started with 500 crores, will be increased to 2000 crore to give relief to the farmers in case of the price drop in markets. Krishak Samridhi Yojana was launched with an aim to give profit to the farmers but it has been found that small farmers are not able to take the advantage of this scheme. Drishti Patra aims to include every farmer in the scheme and depending on farmer’s ratio, funds are to be transferred in their bank accounts.
CM Chouhan promised that his government will establish a new ‘Industrial Township’ to provide a favourable environment for the startups and new entrepreneurs in the state. Further, he added that under-ease of doing business, a new industrial employment policy will be enacted for those providing 10,000 jobs or more.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, accompanied by union ministers, Dharmendra Pradhan and Narendra Singh Tomar, said that the Congress ruled Madhya Pradesh from 1993 to 2003 and made it a BIMARU state. It became possible only after BJP government came to power that the ‘M’ In BIMARU has been eliminated, meaning the exclusion of Madhya Pradesh from the infamous list.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that under Congress rule, the standard of living was never a thing of concern. Jaitley further said that Madhya Pradesh, in true sense, has come out of the clutches of the Congress. Lauding government’s efforts, the finance minister said that the growth percentage significantly increased in the state. He further told that in the Congress rule, it was never possible to reach the 20% agricultural growth rate. Arun Jaitley praised Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan for his efforts in order to make Madhya Pradesh a better state.
BJP is reported to have considered more than 30,000 suggestions and discussed with many organisations while preparing the Manifesto. ‘Drishti Patra’ seeks to boost the confidence of the people in BJP. CM Chouhan said that his government made Madhya Pradesh a developing state from a BHIMARU one and now seeks to make it a prosperous state.