BJP, Cong brainstorm over Rajasthan lists
JAIPUR: BJP and Congress leaders continued their brainstorming in Delhi on Saturday over candidate selection for the December 7 Rajasthan assembly polls. The state leadership of both the parties was in Delhi to meet the high commands. The Congress screening committee headed by Selja Kumari has been meeting formally and informally for the last few weeks in Delhi to discuss candidates for the 200 assembly seats. BJP leaders from Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje, state president Madanlal Saini and others held talks with Rajasthan poll in-charge Prakash Javadekar at his home. The talks revolved around ironing out differences over axing of sitting MLAS and ministers and try and arrive at a consensus on single names. HYDERABAD: The Bharatiya Janata Party, in its manifesto for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana, has proposed free distribution of one lakh cows every year. The proposal is to distribute cows in villages, at the time of festivals and others, to people who seek them, the BJP’S manifesto committee chairman NVSS Prabhakar said here Saturday.
Listing the use of cows in sectors such as agriculture and rural economy, Prabhakar, MLA in the recently-dissolved House, said another proposal is to set up a‘mini-india linguistic welfare board’ — to take care of the welfare of linguistic minorities.
The manifesto is likely to be released formally early next week. The panel earlier proposed regulating sale of liquor, claiming that its unrestricted availability and consumption was leading to several social and law and order issues.