Assam Assembly Polls

BJP releases manifesto, promises NRC correction

24 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Assam  elections, BJP national president JP Nadda on Tuesday released the poll manifesto with ‘ten commitments’ including NRC correction and flood control, reports Times of India.

The manifesto promised to protect the political rights of people through a delimitation exercise.

One of the commitments the manifesto described is the initiation of a process to “correct and reconcile” the entries made as part of the Supreme Court- mandated National Register of Citizens exercise, as it seeks to “protect genuine Indian citizens and exclude all illegal immigrants”.

The manifesto underlined that the BJP, if voted to power, will provide free education to every child, make arrangements to control floods and ensure that the state achieves “self-sufficiency” when it comes to production of essential items. It further gave assurance that payments made to women under ‘Orundoi’ scheme will be increased to Rs 3,000 from the current Rs 830, and eligible residents would be empowered with land rights. Nadda, after releasing the document, said that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented in Assam when the time is right.

Taking a dig at the Congress, he said, “The party had been claiming that it wouldn’t allow implementation of CAA, which is a central legislation. They are either ignorant or trying to fool the people of the state.

The event was attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam BJP President Ranjeet Dass, Assam BJP in-charge Jay Panda, Union ministers and BJP leaders Narendra Singh Tomar and Jitendra Singh, among other dignitaries and politicians.

Assam will go to polls in three phases: March 27, April 1 and April 6. Results will be declared on May 2.