Bharatiya Janata Party would be releasing its manifesto on Sunday for the upcoming Haryana Assembly Elections. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and senior leaders of the party are expected to be present during the manifesto release in which the party is expected to make a plethora of promises in a bid to retain the power. Besides the Chief Minister, BJP working President JP Nadda, Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, manifesto committee chief OP Dhankar among other senior leaders are expected to be present at the time of releasing the manifesto. The party plans to focus on the development agenda while riding on the clean image of the Chief Minister in a bid to retain power in the State. In 2014 elections, the BJP government came to power with 47 seats out of a total of 90 seats in the Assembly elections, with Congress restricted to just 15 seats.
While the BJP will be releasing the manifesto for the Haryana elections on Sunday, the Congress has already released its manifesto on Friday. Describing the manifesto as 'Sankalp Patra', the opposition party made a host of promises including the farm loan waiver, unemployment allowance for graduates and post-graduates, one job in every family based on qualifications, 33 percent reservation to women in government jobs, free rides for women in Haryana Roadways among other.
The party also promised a 50% reservation for women in Panchayati Raj institution, municipality corporations and city councils. Haryana Congress Chief Kumari Selja has said that the party has promised to give an annual scholarship of Rs. 12,000 to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and extremely backward class from Class 1 to 10 and Rs. 15,000 for those in Class 11 and 12. If voted to power, Selja said that the party has promised to set up a special task force to keep a check over the increasing drug menace in the state.
Haryana, along with Maharashtra, will go to polls on October 21 in a single phase election while the vote counting will be conducted on October 24.
(With ANI inputs)