BJP’s Chief Amit Shah launched party’s manifesto for UP Elections polls on Saturday and promised inclusive development if the party elected. He also said the BJP was committed to ensure that the Ram temple is constructed in UP's Ayodhya and emphasised that this marks no shift from the party's stand before the 2014 national election.
The BJP also promised to waive loans for small farmers, free education and scholarships for the poor and unveiled a 'zero-poverty plan'. He also brought out the offer of Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party of providing free laptops with 1 GB free internet for the young but with a twist.
The laptops from BJP would be given to all irrespective of caste or religion unlike the Samajwadi Party's as said by Mr Shah. He accused Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's party and also Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party of neglecting UP's development.
BJP had swept 71 of UP's 80 seats in the 2014 election. For coming assembly elections, he hopes for more than 300 seats and also said that they have taken the feedback of about 30 lakh people through missed calls, letters, etc and have done 5,000 public meetings.
On the other hand, BSP's Mayawati replied back saying that BJP has no moral right to issue another manifesto because it had "failed to fulfil any promises made in 2014".