BJP poll manifesto in C'garh includes rice at Rs one per kg for poor

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Raipur, Nov 10 (UNI) The BJP today released its election manifesto for the forthcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls promising rice at Rs one per kg to Antodaya ration card holders and at Rs two per kg to other poor people.

Apart from the promises of providing free salt to 32 lakh poor families and free power to irrigation pumps up to five horse power, the poll manifesto, released jointly by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and state BJP election in charge Ravi Shankar Prasad, promised interest-free loans to peasants and 50 per cent grant on agricultural equipment.

The poll manifesto promised increase in loan limit for farmers from Rs three lakh to Rs five lakh, scholarship for poor students from backward class, interest-free loan for higher education and Rs 10 extra minimum wage for skilled and unskilled women labourers.

The manifesto includes constitution of district re-constitution commission, construction of stadium in every district, making efforts for metro train scheme to connect big cities to the state capital and legal provision for conservation of fertile land.

The party has promised regular appointment to government jobs, free medical treatment for families of labourers in unorganised sector and free education to their children, loan for pisiculture and food processing and health insurance scheme for families living below poverty line.

The manifesto includes starting new economic programmes for making women self-dependent, appointment of women police personnel at every police station, accident insurance scheme and other schemes for women.

The party will bring uniformity in retirement age of government officials working in various corporations, civic bodies and commissions and implement housing scheme at cooperative level and government level for them.

The BJP will endeavour to strengthen panchayati raj and autonomous government institutions and allot them funds as per the recommendations of the Finance Commission.

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