The ruling BJP today promised 19 lakh jobs and free coronavirus vaccination for all in its manifesto for the Bihar election starting next week. The party also stressed that ally Nitish Kumar will be Chief Minister for the next five years.
In an attempt to undercut opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav's promise of "10 lakh government jobs", the BJP's "Sankalp Patra" resolves to generate 19 lakh job opportunities. That the ruling party has almost doubled the figure promised by Tejashwi Yadav is significant, given that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had recently questioned how he could possibly raise the money to pay for 10 lakh jobs.
Here are the Updates on Bihar Assembly Elections 2020:
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi announced today that he has contracted coronavirus and has been admitted to Patna's All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. Mr Modi's declaration on testing positive comes amid full-scale campaigning for the three-phase assembly election that's less than a week away.
"Tested positive for CORONA.All parameters perfectly normal.Started with mild temp. No temp.for last 2 days. Admitted to AIIMS Patna for better monitoring. CT scan of lungs normal.Will be back soon for campaigning," Sushil Modi has tweeted. Read
Chirag Paswan today used his birthday wishes for Union Home Minister Amit Shah to demonstrate his loyalty to the BJP while steadily sharpening his attacks on its ally, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader called Amit Shah his "guardian" in a tweet crafted as a message to Nitish Kumar at the peak of the campaign for the Bihar polls starting next week.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday highlighted achievements of the centre and the Bihar government and appealed to the people to return NDA to power so that more development could be done.
Mr Pradhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ensured that whatever plans are formulated for the country, the eastern region should get primacy.
Be it schemes in the field of agriculture, education, health, industry or giving home to the poor, people of the eastern region have benefited the most, the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister said.
The BJP's manifesto is the first to include a Covid vaccine, which is still work in progress and is being chased by various companies and scientists across the world.
Here are the top promises made by the BJP in its manifesto
- 19 lakh job opportunities
- Free Covid-19 vaccination for all in Bihar
- 3 lakh new teachers' appointments
- Making Bihar an IT hub to generate 1 0 lakh jobs
- Making one crore women self-reliant
- One lakh jobs in the health sector
- Pucca houses for 30 lakh people
The BJP today promised 19 lakh jobs and free vaccination for all in its manifesto for the Bihar election starting next week, party's state unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal said. In an attempt to undercut opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav's promise of "10 lakh government jobs", the BJP's "Sankalp Patra" offers what it calls 19 lakh job opportunities.