Maharashtra Elections 2019: BJP Promises 5 Crore Jobs In 5 Years, Housing For All In Manifesto
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday released its manifesto for the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections, promising to make the state a $1 trillion economy with creation of five crore jobs in the next five years and housing for all by 2022.
BJP Working President JP Nadda released the party’s manifesto, or the Sankalp Patra, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, state party president Chandrakant Patil and Mumbai unit head Mangal Prabhat Lodha.
Apart from jobs and housing, one of the other key takeaways of the BJP manifesto is setting up a separate maintenance department for the national and state highways, where repairs and other works are currently done by road construction contractors.
Nadda lavished praise on Fadnavis, while releasing the BJP manifesto, saying "the chief minister has changed the political culture of Maharashtra".
Maharashtra was earlier called as the state "full of corruption", but now it is known as "free of corruption", he said. The chief minister's seat had earlier become a "musical chair", but Fadnavis has provided a stable government, Nadda said.
The BJP manifesto for the upcoming Maharashtra elections includes the Marathwada Drinking Water Grid project worth Rs 16,000 crore as well as a promise to connect all 11 dams in the perennially parched Marathwada region. It has also promised to invest Rs 5 lakh crore in several infrastructure projects in the state.
Polling for all 288 assembly seats in the state will be held on Oct. 21 and counting of votes will take place on Oct. 24.