BJP releases Haryana poll manifesto; promises interest free crop loan

The party also promised to provide skill training with an outlay of ₹500 crore to 25 lakh youths.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday (October 13) released its election manifesto for the October 21 Haryana assembly polls and stated that this was a commitment paper that represented all sections of society.

The party described its poll manifesto as a Sankalp Patra. The BJP, if voted to power again, promised to give collateral free loan of up to ₹3 lakh to people belonging to the scheduled caste (SC) community. It also pledged to give interest free crop loan of up to ₹3 lakh to farmers.

While addressing the media here, JP Nadda, BJP national working president, said, “It is a commitment paper and it is a serious and studied document. A lot of effort has gone into its preparation. This is a pragmatic and practical paper. This commitment paper represents all sections of the society. Its focus is on addressing a person sitting on the last pedestal.”

The party also promised to provide skill training with an outlay of ₹500 crore to 25 lakh youths. There will be old age pension of ₹3,000, Haryana will be made tuberculosis free and farmers income will be doubled by 2022, as per the manifesto.

The focus will also be on comprehensive healthcare, said Nadda, adding that 2,000 health and wellness centre will be set up. He said 1,000 khel (sports) nurseries will also be set up in the state, if the party is voted to power again.