Further heating up the poll fever in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its manifesto for three-phased Bihar elections starting next week. Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday released the party’s manifesto.
Taking the cue from current chaos, the ruling BJP in its manifesto promised free coronavirus vaccination for all. “Every person in the State will get vaccinated free of cost as soon as the vaccine will be approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” the manifesto read.
Further, BJP’s Sankalp Patra resolves to generate 19 lakh job opportunities in an attempt to undercut opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of 10 lakh government jobs. The manifesto comes a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits the campaign trail. The BJP’s manifesto speaks about the Prime Minister’s vision of making ‘Atmanirbhar Bihar’.
However, the manifesto welcomed criticism from certain sections for politicising the pandemic. “The political use of the vaccine shows that they have no choice but to sell their fear of disease and death. Bihari’s are self-respecting, they do not sell their children’s future for a small amount,” tweeted RJD referring to the manifesto.