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Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: BJP releases poll manifesto


New Delhi, Nov 27: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released poll manifesto for the upcoming Rajasthan assembly state 2018 in Jaipur. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released Sankalp Patra.

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: BJP releases poll manifesto

Addressing the media, Vasundhara Raje said that her government met 630 of 665 promises made in the 2013 election manifesto. She further said that the government will work hard to strengthen the education of girls. The government will provide meals, health checkups, education, and laptops. And on completing school, girls will get Rs. 50,000 in their bank account.

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Speaking on the security of girls and women, Raje said that the government has passed a very strict law on sexual harassment and rape. She also assured fifty lakh jobs will be created in the private sector in the upcoming five years in Rajasthan. "Every year, 30,000 jobs will be given in the government sector," Raje added.

BJP Rajasthan manifesto: Highlights

  • 50 lakh jobs to be created in the private sector in the next five years.
  • Rs 5000 per month unemployment allowance to people without jobs in the state.
  • Aim to double the income of farmers.
  • Yoga Bhavan to be constructed in all districts of the state.
  • For the safety of girls and women, Rajasthan CM Raje said a very strict law on sexual harassment and rape have been passed.
  • 81 new colleges, seven new medical colleges, and seven medical colleges were opened in the last five years.
  • Farmers have been provided with insurance, including a cover for any disability in case of severe illness or accident
  • For women, from birth till old age, Raje said that the government will provide aid and assistance.
  • To strengthen education of girls, we will provide meals, health checkups, education and laptops. Upon completing school, they will get Rs. 50,000 in their bank account
  • For healthcare, insurance cashless health insurance cards for people, there are 35 lakh people who have benefitted for this. Medicine and treatment provided under this.
  • BJP has banned the word Gorakh Dhanda', the word used to describe unethical practices. However, now it will be a punishable owence if the BJP is voted to power again in Rajasthan.

In 2013, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 163 seats and the Congress 23 seats in the 14th assembly election. Elections in Rajasthan have been a two-party affair-the BJP and Congress.

Vasundhara Raje has been the chief minister of the state for the full term of 5 years. She was also the chief minister from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, the BJP lost the elections and Congress party made its veteran leader Ashok Gehlot the chief minister of Rajasthan. In 2013, the BJP returned with a massive mandate and Vasundhara Raje again took the leadership of the state.

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