The ruling BJP has pledged to set up an “anti-radicalization cell” against anti-national elements in Gujarat should the party return to power in upcoming parliamentary elections. “Full implementation” of the Uniform Civil Code and the creation of 20 lakh jobs are among the other big promises the party has made in the poll-tied state.
JP Nadda, the party’s national president, today released the BJP’s election manifesto in Gandhinagar, saying the “anti-radicalization cell would identify and eliminate the threat of destabilization as well as the sleeper cells of radical groups, terrorist organizations and anti-Indian forces “.
Mr Nadda’s remarks echo what Union Home Minister Amit Shah said yesterday. Speaking at an election rally in Gujarat, Mr Shah said those responsible for the riots in Gujarat have “learned such a lesson” that the state has been peaceful for 22 years.
“During the Congress government in Gujarat [before 1995], there were communal riots. The Congress pushed people of different communities and castes to fight against each other. Through such riots, Congress had strengthened its vote bank and wronged much of society,” Shah said.
Elections are scheduled for December 1 and 5 in Gujarat and votes will be counted on December 8.
On releasing the BJP’s election manifesto, the party chairman said today: “A new law will come into force which will help identify those who damage private and public property. These anti-India troops will be identified and punished.”
He added, “We will ensure that the recommendations of the Gujarat Uniform Civil Code Committee are fully implemented.”
Incumbent Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Gujarat BJP chief CR Patil also attended to release the party’s election manifesto.
Mr Nadda lashed out at the opposition, claiming: “Opposition parties who make false promises are free to do so because they will never come to power. So they are not even responsible, unlike the BJP.”
He said apart from the establishment of a Gujarat Institute of Technology, 20,000 government schools will be converted into Schools of Excellence and 20 lakh employment opportunities will be created for the youth.
Rs 10,000 crores for developing agricultural marketing infrastructure, Rs 25,000 crores for irrigation facilities, offering medical insurance worth Rs 10 lakhs under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, developing three medicines and two state-of-the-art hospitals in the state are among the other pledges which have been made by the party in its manifesto.
The manifesto also promised Shramik credit cards for workers with collateral-free credit up to Rs 2 lakh.
The BJP has pledged to complete the Gandhinagar and Surat metro corridors and start work on the first metro rail service in Saurashtra (Rajkot) and Central Gujarat (Vadodara).
Mukhyamantri free diagnostic scheme with a corpus of Rs 110 crores will provide free diagnostic services to households belonging to economically weaker sections.
For the tribes in the state, the BJP pledged in its manifesto to enable mobile delivery of rations for all 56 Tribal Sub-Plan Talukas in the state and secured Rs 1 lakh crore under the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana 2.0 for the all round socio-economic development of tribes.
The manifesto added that the Birsa Munda Adi Jati Samriddhi Corridor between Ambaji and Umergram will boost growth by connecting each tribal headquarters with a four to six lane highway and constructing a tribal cultural circuit connecting Pal Dadhvaav and the Statue of Unity will connect to Shabari. Dham.
25 Birsa Munda Gyan Shakti Residential Schools will provide the best residential education facilities to 75,000 deserving students from the tribal community.
On the religious front, the party has pledged to work on the Devbhumi Dwarka Corridor to establish it as the largest spiritual center of Western India, comprising the world’s tallest Shree Krishna statue.
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