Man­i­festo fo­cuses on farm­ers, women

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Raipur: In its Ch­hat­tis­garh man­i­festo, also re­leased on Satur­day, the BJP has promised to make the state Naxal- free. It of­fered in­ter­est free loan of ` 2 lakh for women en­trepreneurs, ` 1,000 monthly pen­sion for poor farm­ers and 24- hr elec­tric­ity for farm­ers.

Rul­ing Bharatiya Janata Party in Ch­hat­tis­garh on Satur­day promised to make the state Naxal free, if the party re­tained power in the two- phase Assem­bly elec­tions in the state sched­uled to be held on Novem­ber 12 and 20.

Re­leas­ing poll man­i­festo of his party in Raipur in Ch­hat­tis­garh, Bharatiya Janata Party na­tional pres­i­dent Amit Shah said the coun­terin­sur­gency mea­sures would fur­ther be stepped up to free the state com­pletely of Maoist men­ace.

The poll man­i­festo an­nounced ` two lakh grant to women en­trepreneurs to start their ven­tures, un­em­ploy­ment al­lowance in form of skill de­vel­op­ment, al­lowance to the un­em­ployed youth, and 24 hours elec­tric­ity sup­ply to the farm­ers in the state. Be­sides, the man­i­festo also an­nounc- ed to pro­vide two lakh pumps to farm­ers in the state in com­ing five years.

The poll man­i­festo of Con­gress re­leased by the party’s na­tional pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi on Fri­day an­nounced to waive farm loans, al­lowance to un­em­ployed youths, 35 kg rice at a price of ` one a kilo to the poor, and in­crease the Min­i­mum Sup­port Price of paddy and maize to ` 2500 and ` 1700 per quintal re­spec­tively.

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