20 Lakhs Jobs, Anti-radicalisation, $1 Trillion Economy: BJP Releases Manifesto for Gujarat Polls


On Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the party’s manifesto for the Gujarat Assembly elections in the presence of party chief JP Nadda, CM Bhupendra Patel, and state BJP chief CR Paatil. From providing 20 lakh employment opportunities to youth in the next five years, free education for all female students, and the formation of an anti-radicalization cell, the party has made several promises where it hopes to emerge victorious again. The BJP also promises to make Gujarat a trillion-dollar economy.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold public meetings today at four places in Bhavnagar, Vadodara, and Ahmedabad districts. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will join the campaign trail and will hold public meetings in Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, and Amreli.

Meanwhile, the opposition has continued the slam the ruling BJP over unemployment in the country. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot addressed a rally in Ahmedabad where he claimed that Inflation & joblessness have worsened in Gujarat. If the government changes here this time, the entire country will benefit.

Out of the total 788 candidates contesting for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections, 167 candidates have criminal cases against them, with 100 of them facing serious charges like murder and rape, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Thursday.

21 percent of the candidates in the fray have criminal cases against them, while 13 percent face serious charges.

In terms of political parties, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is contesting, 88 seats top this list with 36 percent of its candidates having a criminal background, with 33 percent facing serious charges. It’s the number of candidates with illegal background stand at 32. This is followed by Congress, at 35 percent, and the BJP, whose criminal cases candidates are at 16 percent.

The BJP will return to power in Himachal Pradesh with a full majority, the party’s state chief spokesperson Randhir Sharma has claimed and termed the Congress’ allegations of possible horse-trading “baseless.” He claimed the Congress leaders are aware that they would face a big defeat and are trying to divert people’s attention by talking about EVMs and horse-trading.

“The BJP will form a government with full majority and does not need MLAs from any other party,” he added. The high-stakes polls to elect 68 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly members were held on November 12. The counting of votes is on December 8.


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