Manipur election 2022: BJP manifesto promises higher pensions, free laptops and establishment of AIIMS in the state

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Voting for the Manipur Assembly polls will take place in two phases – February 28 and March 5 and the results will be released on March 10.

Manipur Election 2022: The ruling BJP today launched its manifesto for the Manipur assembly elections. In issuing the manifesto, BJP National Chairman JP Nadda said the dual-engine government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had integrated the North East under the Act East policy.

The party has, however, promised a number of freebies to woo voters in the North East state ahead of the two-phase poll scheduled for February 28 and March 5.

Addressing a gathering of media and party leaders, JP Nadda said, “We will increase the monthly pension for the elderly from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000. Financial support to farmers under PM-KISAN will increase from Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000 for Manipur. Similarly, free of charge, accidental insurance will be provided in the amount of Rs 5 lakh to all fishermen in the state. Scholarships will be given to all children of small and marginal farmers as well as landless farmers.

He said that “Aspirational Blocks” and “One Sub-Division, One Product” programs will be launched in Manipur and these programs will facilitate multi-faceted development in different blocks, popularize the products and bring the market to the state. He said black rice, lemon, chilli and orange all have GI labels, which benefits Manipur’s food and fruit markets.

Nadda also reached out to students and young people. “Free scooters will be provided to all deserving girls attending college in Manipur. Girls from EWS and backward sections will get an educational incentive of Rs 25,000. We will also provide free laptops to all deserving students passing Class XII,” the BJP leader said.

Nadda said 100% coverage of the Aysuhman Bharat program will be provided. He also said that an AIIMS and a skills university will be established in Manipur. “We are determined to establish a university of skills in Manipur and that is how we are going to create jobs or facilitate employment opportunities. We also support the opening of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Manipur,” he pledged.

Addressing the opposition Congress, Nadda said, “600 bandhs were held in Manipur during the time of the Congress. During the government of N Biren Singh Ji, there was not a single bandh in the state!

The counting of votes for the Manipur elections will take place on March 10.

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