The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) promised a USD 1 trillion economy with creation of five crore jobs in next five years and houses for all by 2022, in its manifesto or the ‘Sankalpapatra’, released in Mumbai on Tuesday.

BJP working president JP Nadda released the manifesto along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, state party president Chandrakant Patil and Mumbai unit head Mangal Prabhat Lodha.

The manifesto also stated about the setting up of a separate maintenance department for the national and state highways. Repairs and road construction work is currently done by the road construction contractors.

Nadda praised the CM Fadnavis saying, “the chief minister has changed the political culture of Maharashtra. Maharashtra was earlier called as the state full of corruption, but now it is known as free of corruption.”

Earlier the seat of CM had become a ‘musical chair’, but Fadnavis provided a stable government, he added.

The party has promised to invest Rs 5 crore in several infrastructure projects in the state. The manifesto also mentions about the Marathwada drinking water grid project worth Rs 16,000 crore. The party has promised to connect all the dams in the perennially parched Marathwada region, and provide drinking water supply with the help of a closed pipeline.

Assembly elections for 288 seats in Maharashtra will held in a single phase on October 21. Counting of votes will take place on October 24 and the results will be out on the same day. The five-year term of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra expires on November 9.