The BJP on Tuesday released its manifesto for the December 7 Rajasthan polls, saying it had met 95 per cent of the promises it had made in 2013.
Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar unveiled the manifesto in the presence of Rajathan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP leaders and other workers in Jaipur.
Releasing the manifesto, Jaitley said, “When there is development and a state rises on various accounts, it is not just a mere number or statistic. It is an indicator of how a state is growing with time.”
“GST has been beneficial for states. They get the 50% from SGST, and a further 21% from the CGST. Above this, the funds the states receive for central schemes and projects is separate.”
“Highways, airports, ports and other infrastructure projects have been a priority of our government, the work of which can be seen by all. People across the country and here in Rajasthan have seen the difference in infrastructure development done in the past few years,” the minister added.
The BJP government in the state met 630 of the 665 promises made in the 2013 Rajasthan manifesto, Raje said prior to releasing the manifesto.
“The overall completion is 95 per cent,” she said.
Raje also highlighted several points of the 2018 manifesto, saying 50 lakh jobs will be created in private sector in next five years in Rajasthan and every year, 30,000 jobs will be given in the government sector.
The chief minister also said up to Rs 5,000 per month will be given as unemployment allowance to eligible youths above the age of 21 years.
In the manifesto, Raje has promised to “strengthen education of girls”.
“We will provide meals, health checkups, education and laptops. Upon completing school, they (girls) will get Rs. 50,000 in their bank account. For the safety of girls and women, we have passed a very strict law on sexual harassment and rape. Recently, our government at the Centre made rape for minors punishable with capital punishment (hanging),” she said.
(With agency inputs)