Lucknow: The JD(U) on Tuesday said that unlike
other parties, which are busy promising sops to woo electorate
during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh polls, it will not give
single penny to anyone and would insure development of the
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav today released his party's
manifesto here with a promise of all round development of the
the state like Bihar, where the party is in power.
"Unlike other parties, I will not give a single penny
to anyone. Instead, our party will focus on fundamental
problems of the state and ensure that it witnesses all round
development," JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav said
while releasing party manifesto here.
The party is contesting the UP assembly election without
alliance with any political party.
Yadav said that though he was aware of the ground
realities and was not claiming to form a government in Uttar
Pradesh, he wanted people to know priorities of his party,
which is ruling in Bihar and changed it in past seven years.
"Despite having rich natural resources, people of the
state are living miserable life. Our party will focus on
power generation and improvement of law and order. All the
mafia elements will be put behind bars," Yadav said.
Besides, focus will also be on opening of schools and
hospitals and construction of roads, he said.
Alleging that four parties-- SP, BSP, BJP and Congress
were involved in frivolous debate during election time, Yadav
said that the issue of outsider was a non-issue and blamed
media for raking it unnecessarily.
Talking about the promise of 4.5 per cent reservation to
minorities by Congress, Yadav said that it was not possible
and is unconstitutional.
About the FDI in retail sector, Yadav claimed that with
the help of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress he and the
entire opposition got the move stalled that could have
affected livelihood of 22 crore traders.
Replying to a question regarding possibilities of
Trinamool Congress joining NDA, Yadav said that many would be
joining the NDA in the days to come.
"The names will be told to you at the opportune time,"