Star campaigners Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President J.P. Nadda are scheduled to visit Rajasthan this week as the party is set to release its election manifesto….reports Asian Lite News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of BJP’s election campaign will again visit poll-bound Rajasthan this week, with a huge rally in Barmer on Wednesday, and Bharatpur and Nagaur later on Saturday.
BJP party President JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah will be in Rajasthan with each addressing four and five rallies or roadshows, respectively, their itinerary document showed. While Nadda will cover the Dausa, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer districts, Shah will visit Tonk, Rajsamand, Bundi, and Ajmer districts.
BJP President JP Nadda will release the election manifesto or ‘Sankalp Patra’ in Jaipur this Thursday.
BJP’s principal competitor in Rajasthan is Congress, which is presently ruling the western Indian state. In the 2018 assembly elections, the Congress won 99 seats, while the BJP won 73 seats in the 200-member House. Ashok Gehlot eventually took the oath as CM with the support of BSP MLAs and independents.
Party sources earlier told ANI that the manifesto may encompass relief measures for government employees addressing wage disparities, support for unorganised sector workers, and expansion of the Devnarayan scheme for religious site development.
The manifesto may also include five dozen commitments, such as free education up to post-graduation for students, and providing gas cylinders to families covered under the Ujjwala and Ladli Sister schemes for Rs 450, said party sources.
BJP manifesto committee comprises Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Coordinator Ghanshyam Tiwari, Co-coordinator Kirodi Lal Meena, National Minister Alka Singh Gurjar, former Deputy Speaker Rao Rajendra Singh, former Central Minister Subhash Maharia, Prabhulal Saini, and Rakhil Rathore, among others.
Approximately one crore suggestions and forms have been collected from across Rajasthan for the BJP manifesto.
Rajasthan is set to undergo assembly polls on November 25, and the counting of votes will be done on December 3.
Gehlot Slams Modi, Shah
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday, saying that wherever they go, their job is to “mislead people”.
“Wherever Amit Shah and Narendra Modi go, their job is to mislead people, but you should not get influenced by anyone’s words. Now they do not have any issue; they are campaigning in the name of religion,” Gehlot said while participarting in ‘Diwali Sneh Milan’ organised by the Jodhpur District Congress Committee in Rajasthan.
Speaking about this year’s Karnataka Assembly election, he said that the “slogan of Lord Bajrangbali was raised a lot in Karnataka by the BJP leaders. But their (BJP’s) tactics did not work and a Congress government was formed in Karnataka,” Gehlot said.
CM Gehlot said that Rajasthan has become number one in the country in terms of milk production.
“We have worked to fulfil the 10 guarantees that we had given. Rajasthan is at number one in providing jobs to the youth; three lakh jobs were given,” the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister also said that Rajasthan is the first state where a separate budget was presented for farmers.
Rajasthan will go to the polls on November 25, and the counting of votes will take place on December 3.
In the 2018 Assembly elections, the Congress won 99 seats, while the BJP secured 73 seats in the 200-member House.
Congress formed the government with support from the BSP and independents. (ANI)