The BJP working President JP Nadda and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today released the party’s manifesto for the upcoming state assembly polls. The manifesto states the party’s demand to confer the Bharat Ratna award to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Savitribai Phule and Veer Savarkar.
Over and above that, the BJP Maharashtra in its manifesto promises one crore jobs and better healthcare facilities. BJP has also promised home to the homeless by 2022 and Rs 5 crore investment in infrastructure along with quality education and social security for workers.
On the PMC Bank issue, CM Fadnavis said that after the elections, the government will take up the issue with Centre and request the Centre to help the depositors get their money back.
Jyotiba Phule was a social activist and anti-caste reformer and worked extensively to eradicate untouchability and caste system. He also formed Satyashodhak Samaj (society of truth seekers) to attain equal rights for people of lower castes. His wife, Savitribai Phule was also a social reformer, educationalist and poet from Maharashtra. She is regarded as the first female teacher of India. She opened the first girls’ school in Pune. Veer Savarkar was an Indian Independence activist. When he was imprisoned in the cellular jail during the freedom struggle, Veer Savarkar was subjected to unspeakable cruelties.
Maharashtra, along with Haryana is set to go polls on 21st October and the result of the 2019 state assembly elections will be declared on 24th October.