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BJP promises free cows in Telangana poll manifesto

November 29, 2018 16:17

Farm loan waiver up to Rs 2 lakh, free laptops to degree students, regulation of liquor sale, free distribution of cows to one lakh people every year are some of the main promises in the BJP's manifesto for the December 7 Telangana assembly polls. 

The manifesto, released Thursday by state BJP president K Laxman, also promised a legislation to prevent "forcible religious conversions" made by offering money and other inducements. 

Steps would be take to send back Rohingyas and those who "illegally entered" from Bangladesh, it said. 

It also promised free distribution of quality seeds and free bore or well or a pumpset to every farmer. 

Alongside free laptops to degree students, the manifesto said girl students from seventh standard to 10th standard will get free cycles. Girl students of degree and above courses will get 'scooties' (two-wheelers) with 50 per cent subsidy. 

It also promised free houses to all eligible poor by 2022. 

Financial assistance of Rs 5,000 per month would be paid towards rent till the construction of such houses, it said. 

In addition to implementation of the NDA government's 'Ayushman Bharat' health scheme, the manifesto promised steps to set up generic medicine centres in every mandal (administrative unit). 

The unemployed youth will get unemployment dole of Rs 3,116 per month. 

For welfare of women, the manifesto promised provision of Rs 1 lakh and one 'tola' (about 12 grams) gold to poor women at the time of marriage under 'Sowbhagya Laxmi' scheme. 

The manifesto also promised subsidy to senior citizens for visiting Kailash Mansarovar, Kashi and Puri.

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