The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released the election manifesto in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. In its pledge letter BJP announces several projects and promises of a "Naxal free" state, ahead of the Assembly polls in the state.
Chief Minister Raman Singh stated that the free salt Yojana will continue and small and landless farmers over the age of 60 years will get Rs 1,000 as pension on launch of the manifesto. CM mentioned that the minimum support price (MSP) will be increased by 1.5 times to add to the income of farmers and promised to a proper home for all by 2022.
Raman Singh also gave his words to super-speciality hospitals in Ambikapuram and Jagdalpur and to provide Rs 1 lakh for UHS insurance. He also vowed for a film city in Chhattisgarh and to develop the cluster of Raipur, Atal Nagar, Bhilai, Durg and Rajnandgaon as the state capital area.
The CM also promised protection laws for journalists and advocates. He announced a photojournalist welfare board. He mentioned having special schools for the Hindi and Chhattisgarh languages, free education and scooters for the meritorious students and free bicycles for students taking admission in Class 9 onwards in order to boost retention in senior secondary schools and support higher education.
The voting for the first phase in the security-sensitive zone of Chhattisgarh will be held on November 12 .In Naxal affected region polls will take place for 18 Assembly seats. The second phase is planned to take place on November 20 while the counting of votes will be held on December 11.