Punjab Assembly Election 2022: In Punjab, the BJP and its partners, the Punjab Lok Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sayunkt), have produced an 11-point manifesto for the forthcoming assembly elections. The party’s platform, dubbed the ‘Sankalp Patra,’ includes, among many points, a fast track court for sacrilege cases, free electricity, and women’s reservation.
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While declaring the manifesto for election, Hardeep Singh Puri, PLC president Amarinder Singh, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa SAD chairman, Punjab BJP president Ashwani Kumar Sharma, and general secretary Subash Sharma were all present.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated that all promises in the manifesto will be met in a timely way, within two years of the government’s creation. The BJP’s 11-point ‘Sankalp Patra’ for Punjab has some crucial keypoints.
Monetary assistance will be provided to terrorism victims
During the dark days of militancy, the BJP also promised Rs 5 lakh in aid to each family of terrorist attack victims, as well as the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address the grievances of terrorist attack victims’ families.
No tolerance on sacrilege incidents
If the BJP wins power, the party’s manifesto promises to create a special task force and fast-track courts to investigate such incidents.
Free electricity upto 300 unit
The NDA has offered everyone 300 units of free power and Rs 3 per unit after consuming more than 300 units, while power for micro, small, and medium companies will be paid at Rs 4 per unit and Rs 5 for the rest of the industry, according to the 11-point ‘Sankalp’ plan.
Loan will be forgiven to farmers
It also promised a farm debt waiver for farmers with up to five acres of land, a minimum support price (MSP) for fruits, vegetables, pulses, and oilseeds, Rs 5,000 crore for crop diversification, 150 hours of work per month for youth under the Saksham Yuva Yojana, and Rs 4,000 per month in unemployment benefits for unemployed graduates.
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Women reservation has proposed in the manifesto
The BJP in its manifesto promised women to provide 33 percent of reservation in police. The establishment of women police stations and women courts in all districts, a monthly scholarship of Rs 1,000 for post-matric to post-graduate females, and an increase in the Anganwadi worker allowance to Rs 10,000.
Pension for the elderly
It also promised a Rs 3,000-per-month increase in old-age pensions. It is proposed to spend a Rs one-lakh-crore plan for the state over the next five years, strict law enforcement and a task force in each district to monitor drug supply, as well as making dope tests mandatory for candidates before filing nomination papers.