Mumbai: Releasing Mahagathbandhan’s manifesto for the upcoming Bihar elections Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and grand alliance chief Tejaswi Yadav called himself to be a pure Bihari and promising to provide 10 lakh jobs as soon as it is elected to power.
“We have pledged on the first day of Navratri. Our manifesto is Prann Hamara Sankalp Badlav Ka. I am pure Bihari. My DNA is pure. I have announced that if we come to power, we will provide employment to 10 lakh youth in the first cabinet. Government job forms will be free. The government will bear the travel expenses of the candidates going to the examination centers. Karupuri Shram Sahayata Kendra will be opened across the state to help people in need. We will help the ad hoc teachers too,” he said
Taking a dig at opposition Tejashwi Yadav said that, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 said that he will sip a cup of tea of Motiari’s Sugar mill. But you can see that sugar mills, jute mills, paper mills, rice mills are closed in Bihar. No food processing industries have been set up. Crime has increased. The JDU-BJP has stabbed Bihar in the back, “he added.
“Unemployment is the most important factor in this election. People are so angry with the present government. Many jobs and businesses have been lost. The government is not paying attention to it. The central government has not visited the flood-hit districts to assess the compensation. They are” hungry for power,” he said.
Apart from 10 Lakh’s job the manifesto also promised for making world-class infrastructure, a Bill will be brought in Bihar in the first Vidhan Sabha session to scrap the three “anti-farm laws”.
A ‘ Karpoori Sahayata Shram Kendra’ will be set up across the state to help the needy. Focusing on the education sector, 12 per cent of the state budget will be spent on education, with one teacher for every 300 students in primary schools and one teacher for every 35 students in secondary schools.
Appointment of art, computer, and sports teacher for every school. Under ‘Smart Gram Yojana’, a clinic with a doctor and nurse will be established in every panchayat, the manifesto said.
Congress, CPI, CPM are part of the grand alliance under the leadership of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). In the NDA alliance, the Lok Janshakti Party(LJP) will not contest seats where BJP will be contesting, however, it will fight against Janata Dal (United). Both JDU and LJP are in a pre-poll alliance with the BJP.
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.