Lucknow: BJP's election manifesto for Uttar Pradesh, with focus on education, health, employment, law and order and construction of Ram Temple was released on Friday.
Addressing the media on the occasion, BJP leader Om Prakash Singh said, “BJP’s manifesto gives due consideration to problems of farmers, dalits, backwards, poor and unemployed youths. We have promised to create five lakh jobs and also Rs 18000 allowance for the unemployed youth of the state if the party manages to form its government in the state. "
“The manifesto has also promised tablets for high school students for Rs. 1000 and laptops for class XII students for Rs. 5000,” he added.
Hitting at the Congress’ minority reservation card, Singh said, “We will scrap the provision of sub-quota of 4.5% for minorities within the existing 27% quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs).”
On his turn, BJP's Sudheendra Kulkarni said, “We will make Uttar Pradesh the best state in the country."
"BJP will have a strong lokayukta. Chief Minister will come under the purview of the lokayukta To be given a prosecution wing," he added.
Kulkarni also said that BJP will install statues of other thinkers and idols like Sant Kabir, Sant Ravidas, Bijli Pasi, Jhalkari Bai.
The party, which has already released its vision document, for all round development of the state, released its manifesto in presence of senior leaders of the party, including national vice-presidents Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Kalraj Mishra, Uma Bharati, general secretary Narendra Singh Tomar, Om Praksh Singh and state president Surya Pratap Shahi.
Meanwhile, Union Ministers Salman Khurshid, Beni Prasad Verma and UPPC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi would also release vision document of Congress today.
Seven-phased elections will be held in Uttar Pradesh from February 8-March 3.