BJP releases party manifesto in J

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Jammu Nov 14 (UNI) Promising to bring discrimination to an end in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP state unit today released its manifesto ahead of seven phased assembly elections beginning from November 17.

Besides, ending discrimination, BJP also assured development through its Prime Ministerial candidate Lal Krishan Advani's slogan of GDP- Growth, Development and Progress if voted to power.

''Regional imbalance will be addressed by setting up provincial councils while a high powered commission will also look into the regional imbalance,'' BJP senior leaders and party candidates told mediapersons after releasing party's manifesto at a joint press conference here.

BJP state president Ashok Khajuria however, also said that if BJP forms next Jammu and Kashmir government, it would withdraw the use of parallel flag and the constitution.

''The Village Defence Committees will be strengthened and their honorarium will be enhanced to tackle the issues of separatism and militancy,'' added Mr Khajuria.

The party also promised that it would make an end to the on going corruptions in the implementations of the welfare schemes for old age pension, widow pension, ex-servicemen and agriculturists.

''The party will also be committed to implement the schemes for the unemployed and mooted stipend of Rs 1000 for them till they get job,'' the party manifesto said.

Meanwhile, party candidate from Jammu (West) Prof Chaman Lal Gupta and Prof Nirmal Singh, candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency, also spoke on the occasion and asserted that the party also aims to provide better governance to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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