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Rice, wheat for Re 1: BJP manifesto

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 15:41

Ranchi: All BPL families would get rice
and wheat at Re one per kg if the BJP was voted to power
in the assembly elections in Jharkhand beginning on November
25, the party on Thursday said in its manifesto.

The party also promised to provide salt at 25 paise
per kg to BPL families, state unit president Raghuvar Das said
while releasing the manifesto in the presence of Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister Raman Singh.

The party would provide ten lakh jobs to the
unemployed in five years, loans to farmers at two per cent
interest and form an agriculture development commission, the
manifesto said.

Construction of three lakh houses to be allotted to
those not having accommodation and ration cards to every
family within three months were also among the promises held

Creation of one lakh self-help groups, Rs 25,000 loan
at two per cent interest to the unemployed to start
businesses, wage hike for unorganised sector workers,
constructive effort to end naxalism and doubling of old age
pension were also listed in the manifesto.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 15:41
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