Mumbai: For the October 21 Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the ruling BJP has promised to honour Hindutva icon VD Savarkar and social reformers Jyotiba and Savitribai Phule with India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
The BJP’s national working president, J P Nadda and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis released the party’s manifesto on Tuesday morning.
The ‘maha manifesto’, as BJP calls it, promised to push for Bharat Ratna for Vir Savarkar, Jyoti Rao Phule and Savitribai Phule.
These promises were in addition to others, like creating one crore jobs, housing for all and value-based education.
The BJP, which is seeking re-election in Maharashtra assembly in alliance with Shiv Sena, also promised to build around 30,000 kilometre-long roads in the rural areas over the next five years, if re-elected.
Water-scarcity, which is major issue in Maharashtra, also found a prominent place in the party manifesto. The BJP has promised to solve the problem effectively if re-elected for the next five years.
The party manifesto also talks about providing value-based education to students across the state.
Maharashtra is set to vote for a new assembly on October 21. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.
The state will witness a direct contest between the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and the Congress-NCP alliance.