BJP President Amit Shah Has Released UP Election Manifesto

BJP President Amit Shah today released the party’s manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, which will be held in seven phases from February 11. While releasing the manifesto, called ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra’ (Pledge for People’s Welfare), the BJP president said the party will form a government in Uttar Pradesh with a two-thirds majority.

He attacked the ruling Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party which have ruled Uttar Pradesh for the last 15 years, accusing them of doing nothing to develop it.

“If a state differentiates on the basis of their vote banks, there can’t be justice for all citizens. We promise a government that will not discriminate on the basis of caste or creed,” he said.

The BJP, he said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would turn UP into a developed state, the way it has transformed other states it rules.

The BJP is attempting to return to power in UP after 15 years. In 2012 it had won only 47 of the state’s 403 seats, but on the national election of 2014, it swept 71 of the state’s 80 Lok Sabha seats and hopes to extend that performance to this year’s assembly election.