Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah released the BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls on Sunday.
Shah said that this is not just a party manifesto but a resolution letter for West Bengal. “We have decided to call our manifesto a ‘Sankalp Patra’. It is not just a manifesto but a resolution letter for West Bengal by the country’s largest party. And at the heart of BJP’s manifesto is ‘Sonar Bangla’,” the Minister was quoted as saying at EZCC here by news agency IANS while officially releasing the manifesto.
Taking multiple digs at Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, Shah said that the state’s incumbent formation has only politicised its administration, criminalised politics and institutionalised the practice of corruptions.
He said that West Bengal has slipped from its position of leadership. The BJP’s election manifesto promised 33 per cent reservation in state govt jobs for women. Shah also promised that no court permissions would be required either for the Durga Puja or Saraswati Puja across the state.
“Infiltration will be completely stopped and border fencing will to be strengthened with the installations of CCTVs cameras,” he pointed out, adding that all fishermen will receive Rs 6,000 every year.
The party manifesto also mentioned that 75 lakh West Bengal farmers will benefit from Kisan Samman Nidhi. “The BJP’s manifesto is not a mere document, it’s been compiled with suggestions from people in every assembly segment. A dedicated vehicle toured across all the 294-Assembly constituencies in the state and collected suggestions from the people before preparing the party’s final resolution letter,” BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh was quoted as saying by the agency.