BJP's UP Promise: Jobs, 'Love Jihad' Punishment, Free Power For Irrigation

BJP's UP Promise: Jobs, 'Love Jihad' Punishment, Free Power For Irrigation

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February 8, 2022

The BJP on Tuesday launched its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election - to begin in less than 48 hours - with a long list of 'freebies' for voters, including the promise of free electricity (for irrigation) for farmers and jobs or self-employment opportunities to at least one member of each family.

New Delhi, 08 February 2022

As per news report of NDTV, The release of the manifesto - the 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra' - had been postponed as a mark of respect to iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died Sunday at the age of 92. Launched today by Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the manifesto also promises two free LPG cylinders (one each on Holi and Diwali) under the Ujjwala Yojana scheme, free public transport travel for women over 60, and free two-wheelers for female college students. In a controversial reminder of the ordinance passed by the Yogi Adityanath government in November, Mr Shah said those found guilty of 'love jihad' - the right-wing conspiracy theory that Muslim men seduce Hindu women to convert them - would be jailed for 10 years and fined ₹ 1 lakh.

Source - NDTV


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