Imphal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda has released its 20 points election manifesto for the Manipur Legislative Assembly election, 2022, however, no agendas to repeal AFSPA was included in the manifesto.
Nadda declined to give any comment regarding the exclusion of AFSPA in the manifesto to reporters.
BJP election manifesto was released in presence of chief minister N. Biren Singh, state BJP president A. Sharda Devi, works minister Th. Biswaji, Rajya Sabha MP, Leishemba Sanajaoba, chairman manifesto committee, BJP, RK Ranjan who is also Union minister of state and Manipur BJP incharge, Sambit Patra at the Imperial hall of Hotel Classic Grande, Chingmeirong, Imphal East on Thursday.
Nadda said BJP’s election manifesto is not just a piece of paper but the commitment for the next 5 years.
“Manipur is a land of positive vibes, potential talents and gateway to Southeast Asia. The state has witnessed immense developmental changes in the last five years … The state has moved from instability to stability; from stability to a big leap, from insurgency to peace and zero tolerance for drugs. Manipur which was once known for bandh and blockades is now known for development,” Nadda said.
The manifesto included to increase the monthly pension for all the senior citizens in the state from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000. To provide free scooty to all the meritorious college going girls of the state. To provide all the girls from economically weaker section (EWS) and backward sections with an incentive of Rs 25,000 under ‘Rani Gaidinliu Nupi Maheiroi Singi Scheme’. Free cost of accident insurance cover upto Rs 5 lakh to all the fishermen in the state and others.
The BJP national president said the BJP poll manifesto reflects the culture of Manipur. He said not one of the parties dared to show their report card, it is the BJP alone which releases its report card.
“Unlike that of other political parties, the BJP Manifesto is not just a piece of paper, but the commitment of the BJP which will be taken up in five years,” Nadda said.
The party is committed to empowe of all sections, and will focus on infrastructure, health and education, Nadda said, adding the party’s commitment to protect the integrity of Manipur and the indigenous identity of Manipur.
The party is also committed to empower of all sections, and will focus on infrastructure, health and education, he said, adding the party’s commitment to protect the integrity of Manipur and the indigenous identity of Manipur.
“We will provide free laptop to all those who passed the higher secondary education for their further studies, ” he said.
The BJP leader also mentioned Rs 100 crore budget for providing startup scheme with zero interest, and generation of one lakh employment, boost the state economy through tourism and other fields.
“Our history shows what we have done. We will be coming up with our report card after five years,” he added.
Biren said the process to release the manifesto is the first of its kind, as the party took suggestions and opinions of people and intellectuals from various fields.
“In the next five years we will deliver all our commitments drafted in the Manifesto if the party is voted back to power,” he said. The BJP election manifesto 2022 truly reflects the aspirations of every Manipuri, he added.
The BJP Manifesto was framed by taking consideration of 6,000 suggestions and feedbacks from various intellectuals, CSOs, religious leader, stakeholders, prominent citizens of the state, the party president said.