BJP promises 24x7 power sup­ply, free mopeds to girls in Ch­hat­tis­garh Vows To Root Out Nax­al­ism From State

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Raipur: Eye­ing a fourth con­sec­u­tive term, the rul­ing BJP re­leased its poll manifesto on Satur­day vow­ing to root out Nax­al­ism, en­sure round-the-clock power sup­ply through­out the state, give farm­ers above 60 years a pen­sion of Rs1,000 a month pen­sion, and free mopeds to mer­i­to­ri­ous girl stu­dents.

BJP pres­i­dent Amit Shah, while re­leas­ing the manifesto, said, Ch­hat­tis­garh has “marched to­wards progress un­der CM Ra­man Singh”.

“Con­tain­ing the spread of Nax­al­ism is one of the ma­jor achieve­ments of our gov­ern­ment,” Shah said, claim­ing that Ch­hat­tis­garh has be­come a hub of steel, power and alu­minium in­dus­tries and an ed­u­ca­tion pow­er­house within 15 years.

CM Ra­man Singh promised Rs 1,000-per-month pen­sion to small and medium farm­ers and land­less labour­ers aged above 60, and in­creas­ing MSP on mi­nor for­est pro­duce by 1.5 times.

Raipur, Atal Na­gar (Naya Raipur), Bhi­lai, Durg and Ra­j­nandgaon will be de­vel­oped as state cap­i­tal re­gion, and uni­ver­si­ties will be set up for de­vel­op­ment of Hindi and Ch­hat­tis­garhi lan­guage.

PTI

Con­gress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi at Gu­rud­wara Singh Sabha, in Ra­j­nandgaon, Ch­hat­tis­garh Satur­day

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