Bengal Elections 2021: Amit Shah releases ‘Sankalp Patra’ ahead polls; Here are the top 10 promises made by BJP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled the BJP’s manifesto ahead of West Bengal assembly elections and made several promises.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, March 21, released its manifesto called ‘Sankalp Patra’, ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections. The manifesto, presented by Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah, stressed on various factors such as education and reservation in government jobs for women, terminating Terrorism, Narcotics, and other illegal activities, Containing Immigration, and more.

Here’s an entire list of all the promises BJP has made in its Manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ 2021:

  • Reservation for women in state government jobs
  • PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
  • Containing immigration in Bengal
  • Implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
  • Education for women
  • CET for all state government jobs
  • Terminating terrorism, narcotics, and more
  • Sonar Bangla Fund
  • SIT to investigate political killings
  • Inducing “Bengali” as an official language in UN

Speaking at the event, the home minister said that the BJP has decided to call their manifesto a ‘Sankalp Patra’ “because it is not just a manifesto but a resolution letter for West Bengal by the country’s largest party. We will create a Sonar Bangla.”

“Women to be given 33% reservation in state government jobs,” said Amit Shah while releasing ‘Sankalp Patra’. The party also in its manifesto has mentioned that it will provide free education to women from KG to PG.

Targeting the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government, Shah said, “At one time, 30% of India’s industrial production came from Bengal. Today, it has fallen to 3.5%. 73 years of ill-governance is the reason of this.”

Shah also alleged that Bengal has “turned into one of the most unsafe states for women” he continued, “Inaction for years has broken dreams of the youth and has stopped the flow of employment. In the last 10 years, TMC’s ill-governance has started a dark chapter in Bengal’s history.”

The Union Home Minister launched an attack at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and said that in the last 10 years, she has delivered only on three fronts – politicization of administration, criminalization of politics, and institutionalization of corruption.

“We will constitute the following separate Task Forces to curb the problem of arms racketeering, unchecked narcotics trade, land grabbing, fake currency circulation, and cattle smuggling,” Amit Shah said while unveiling the manifesto.

Amit Shah reflected upon the issues of immigration and said, the BJP has decided that no infiltrators will be allowed in Bengal and border fencing will be strengthened.

During the release of BJP’s manifesto, Shah also promised to provide every fisherman with an annual allocation of ₹6,000, “just like our farmers”. The manifesto further promises three new AIIMS to be built in remote areas and the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat scheme in Bengal.

Addressing the job situation in the state, the Union Home Minister promised to provide one job per family and implementation of a 7th pay commission for state government employees and PM-Kisan arrear of ₹18,000 for 75 lakh farmers.

BJP’s top leader promised to establish a Sonar Bangla fund worth Rs 11,000 crores which will promote art, literature, and other such sectors. Shah added, “We will work with the Central Government to ensure efforts are made at the international level to make Bengali one of the official languages in the United Nations.”

The manifesto also shed light upon, the much controversial, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Shah clarified, “Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented in the first Cabinet and refugees who have been staying here for 70 years will be given citizenship. Each refugee family will get ₹10,000 per year for 5 years.”

Earlier today, during his recent visit at Bankura, PM Narendra Modi launched fresh attacks on Trinamool Congress (TMC) and accused the party of indulging in corruption by exploiting the schemes launched by the central government. Ahead of the assembly elections, West Bengal is likely to observe a tough battle between the ruling TMC and the BJP.

Elections to the 294-member state Assembly will be held in eight-phases starting from March 27 and the final round of voting will take place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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