CPI, BJP Manifestos in Puducherry Feature Prohibition
Development of agriculture, crop insurance scheme for farmers are included in BJP’s farmer-friendly manifesto.
BJP and CPI released their respective manifestos on 4 May in Puducherry for the May 16 Assembly elections, assuring to implement total prohibition in the Union Territory.
Total prohibition featured in the BJP’s agenda while CPI which is a part of the five-party People’s Welfare Alliance stated that they plan to introduce the dry law phase-wise.
BJP Manifesto promises 50% Reservation for Women in Civic Bodies
The BJP manifesto includes tax benefits for entrepreneurs starting industries in the Union Territory, holding of civic elections due for several years and reserving 50 percent of the seats in civic bodies for women.
Development of agriculture, introduction of crop insurance scheme for farmers are also included in the features of the farmer-friendly manifesto.
Releasing the document at a press conference, senior leader L Ganesan charged the current government with having failed to function in tandem with the Centre.
Ganesan claimed that the NDA government under the leadership of Narendra Modi had been champion of a “honest, clean and transparent administration” and the manifesto focused on this commitment of the BJP and NDA government for Puducherry.
Procuring Statehood Tops the CPI Agenda
The CPI’s manifesto was released by the party’s national council member N Kalainathan. It assured that if the People’s Welfare Alliance was voted in, steps would be taken to form separate legislation, Lok Ayukta to eradicate corruption.
Increasing employment, improving the public distribution system were also the key features of the manifesto. Steps would also be taken to procure statehood for Puducherry.
CPI also aims to get the Rs 6,300 crore loans granted by the Centre to Puducherry waived off as part of their ambitious plans.
CPI is contesting seven seats in the 30-member assembly.
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