Battle For Bihar: BJP Releases Manifesto, Promises Free COVID-19 Vaccination

Bharatiya Janata Party has released manifesto for upcoming Bihar assembly polls. Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman outlined the ‘Paanch Sutra, Ek Lakshya, 11 Sankalp’ plan to woo voters in Bihar.

In its manifesto, BJP has promised to increase employment for the youth and also expressed its commitment to turn Bihar into an IT-hub. While speaking to the media, Sitharaman said, “Bihar is a state where all the citizens are politically sensitive and well informed. If anyone raises questions on our manifesto, we can answer them with full confidence.”

BJP also vowed to provide coronavirus vaccine for free. “As soon as COVId-19 vaccine will be available for production at a mass scale, every person in Bihar will get free vaccination. This is the first promise mentioned in our poll manifesto,” she added

The manifesto lists out the roadmap for the next five years. It aims to build a self-reliant Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. The 5 sutra incorporates development of villages, cities, industries, education and agriculture.

Digital literacy also finds prominence in the manifesto. BJP is also mulling to make digital counseling centers in the state. It would help people to research and improve their knowledge of learning and development. It also promises to build a sports university in the state, which will also be the first of its kind.

Earlier, Mahagathbandhan released manifesto for Bihar elections, which focuses on employment. The RJD-led alliance also promised to scrap farm laws in the state.

Bihar with 243 assembly seats will go to polls in three phases: October 28, November 3, and November 7. The results will be declared on November 10.

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