Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) has released its manifesto for the Bihar elections 2020. Chief Ministerial face of Mahagathbandhan Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the poll promises on Saturday that focuses on creating employment and resolving agri-related issues.
While addressing the media, Tejashwi said that “I am promising 10 lakh jobs. I could have also promised one crore jobs just for the sake of the promise. But I am not doing that because this will become a reality in the first meeting of the cabinet. This will be the first time in the country that 10 lakh employment opportunities will be created at one go. This figure is what we require in the state’s workforce at present.”
The RJD manifesto addresses 17 issues, including employment, higher education, smart villages, self-help groups, health, and other basic infrastructure developments for industries and agriculture sectors.
The party has claimed that its government will set up employment centers in every district and increase the benefits under the MNREGA scheme. The RJD leader is also mulling to form a Farmers Commission, Business Commission, Youth Commission and Sports Commission in Bihar.
Tejashwi also took a ‘pakoda’ jibe at the NDA and said, “When we talk about 10 lakhs jobs, the NDA leaders talk about frying ‘pakoda’ and cleaning the drain. We have to make Bihar better. We don’t make false promises like the BJP-JDU.”
The first phase will go to polls on October 28, and the results will be announced on November 10.