BJP ‘vision document’ for Bihar polls harps on development

Patna: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday released the BJP’s ‘vision document’ for the Bihar assembly elections in the presence of two union ministers and senior party leaders here.

“Jaitley released the vision document a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Banka,” Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhupender Yadav, who is in charge of the party affairs in Bihar, said.

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Yadav said the document focuses on women’s empowerment, education, jobs for youth and infrastructure development.

“The vision document has a clear-cut plan to develop Bihar in the next five years if the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance wins the polls and forms the next government,” he said.

The party’s main plank is “development in Bihar”, he said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in his vision document for the next five years, spoke of his seven-point agenda to develop Bihar. This included free Wi-Fi in college and university campuses, a student credit card scheme for loans to pursue higher and professional education, and an unemployment allowance.

The Nitish Kumar document also promised electricity and toilets in every home, and piped water that would benefit 16 lakh families.