The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) released its manifesto for upcoming assembly elections in Mizoram. The state where party vote share is less than 1 percent, have 40 assembly seats that will go for polling of November 28 along with Madhya Pradesh.
The counting will take place on December 11. The manifesto which was initially supposed to be released by BJP President Amit Shah, released by the party’s general secretary Ram Madhav. Shah was behind his schedule in his tour to the southern and northern tip of the state.
Promise to add Mizo, as the official language in the state, in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution, home to every homeless family, traffic-free Aizwal in next three years, 1rs per kg rice to all and creating 50,000 jobs opportunities in next five years are among the key promises made by Bhartiya Janta Party in its manifesto.
Apart from this, the saffron party promised potholes free all-weather roads, two medical colleges, three Engineering Colleges and as many nursing institutes in the state if voted to power. Other promises include the establishment of multi-specialty hospitals in every district as part of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, football stadiums, setting up of eco-parks and picnic spots to promote tourism.
The BJP is contesting on 39 seats in a state having 40 seats. Currently, Indian National Congress is enjoying a clear mandate in the state with 34 seats out of 40, with a vote share of 44.6 percent.