BJP releases separate manifesto for women in MP

Bhopal: Union minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley along with Dharmendra Pradhan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and State BJP President Rakesh Singh releases the party manifesto for upcoming Assembly elections, in Bhopal, Saturday, Nov 17, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_17_2018_000045B)

For the first time in the country, BJP released a separate manifesto for women for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. The party released the small manifesto, along with main manifesto titled ‘Drishti Patra’ for the November 28 Assembly elections.

The women manifesto promises to start a sentisation programme for men to change theri mentality to create an atmosphere of safety and dignity for women. The manifesto promises to enhance 50 reservation for women candidates in government departments and 33 per cent for them in the Police Department.

The BJP’s main manifesto promises a mechanism to ensure fair investigation of cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a bonus for farmers who didn’t sell their produce in mandis, a two-wheeler for girls who score 75 per cent in Class XII and singing the Madhya Pradesh song after the national anthem in government schools, among other things.

The manifesto was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, exactly a week after the Congress released its Vachan Patra. The state goes to polls on November 28. While giving details about the manifesto, Chief Minister said, ” farmers who have agricultural land with less than 1 hectare in their possession will be given a grant”.

Under the scheme called Laghu Kisan Swawlamban Yojana, small farmers who produce enough to sell at mandis don’t will get a bonus in proportion to their land holding and the likely yield. It also promised to develop the Narmada Parikrama (circumambulation) route. It has also promised more gaushalas and a cow sanctuary in every division. The BJP manifesto promises to provide free education from Class I to doctorate to economically backward students of the general categories.

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