Law to ban western music, vulgarity: BJP manifesto in Haryana

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 18:40

Chandigarh: If BJP comes to power in
Haryana assembly polls next month, it will make a law to ban
western music and "vulgarity", says the party manifesto.

"Sanskriti key naam par Paschatyein sangeet va
bondapan ko kanoon banakar roka jayega" (law will be made to
stop western music and vulgarity in the name of culture),
says the manifesto in Hindi which was released by senior
leaders including Arun Jaitley, Vijay Goel and state BJP
President Krishan Pal Gujjar at a press conference here today.
Asked to comment if western music will be banned by
BJP if it comes to power in the State, Jaitley pointed to
Gujjar for reply.

And Gujjar said "we are not against western music but
we are against vulgarity and sleazy things".

The manifesto of the party, which is fighting on all
the 90 assembly seats for the October 13 polls, also mentions
that BJP will strive to revive the "ancient and rich Haryanvi
culture".

The manifesto assured power supply of 15 hours daily to
the farmers.

The manifesto promised quality and affordable education,
educational loans up to Rs 20 lakh to for studying abroad,
delivery of pension to old persons at their homes.

It also promised landless backward classes will be given
a loan of Rs 2 lakh at 4 per cent rate without having to give
any kind of guarantee.
Wooing the BPL category, the BJP said such families
will be brought under the ambit of reservation. Widow pension
will be given at Rs 1,000 and a widow will be given an
assistance of Rs 40,000 to construct a house, it said.

For the rural population, the BJP promised to provide
water connection in every household while more powers will be
given to the Gram Panchayats. Efforts will also be made to
promote rain water harvesting to arrest the decline in the
water table levels.

The BJP manifesto on its cover carries the photos of
former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Deputy
Prime Minister L K Advani and BJP President Rajnath Singh,
besides that of Gujjar.

The 16-page manifesto promises something or the other to
various sections of the society, besides taking potshots at
the ruling Congress alleging that the party led regimes at the
Centre and in Haryana had failed on all fronts, including
checking rising prices of essential commodities, foreign
policy and tackling terrorism.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 18:40

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