Punjab elections: BJP releases manifesto along with Captain's party, promises 75 percent reservation

The BJP-led alliance had earlier issued an 11-point resolution letter for the assembly elections and later another document for the rural sector, which also promised complete loan waiver for farmers with less than five acres of land holdings.


CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday released its manifesto for the February 20 Punjab elections, with 75 per cent reservation in government jobs and 50 per cent in private jobs for the youth of the state. Many concessions including reservation have been promised. The BJP has also promised to strengthen the state's economy, provide unemployment allowance, 35 per cent reservation for women in government jobs and massive infrastructure development if voted to power in Punjab.


According to the manifesto, a 'dope test' will be made mandatory before filing the nomination form for the election. It said that the graduates would be provided an unemployment allowance of Rs 4,000 per month for two years after completing the degree. The manifesto promised 35 percent reservation for women in all government jobs, including contract jobs. Speedy courts will be set up to deal with any kind of violence, harassment and harassment against women.


A special law will be made to deal with the cases of women whose husbands have left them and have settled in other countries. The BJP is contesting the elections in alliance with former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa's Shiromani Akali Dal (United). The resolution document or manifesto was released in Jalandhar in the presence of Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Som Prakash, BJP leaders Dushyant Gautam and Tarun Chugh and Amarinder Singh's son Raninder Singh, among others.



The BJP-led alliance had earlier issued an 11-point resolution letter for the assembly elections and later another document for the rural sector, which also promised complete loan waiver for farmers with less than five acres of land holdings. Was. The new document incorporates earlier key promises.

The salient features of the new manifesto include 75 per cent reservation in all government jobs and 50 per cent reservation in all private jobs for the youth of Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, Puri said that the manifesto is not just a vision paper, but it presents concrete commitments. The document promised "tolerance at all to incidents of sacrilege" and said that speedy courts would be set up to deal with such cases in a time bound.