Himachal: Women’s safety, free chardham pilgrimage for elderly, jobs part of BJP’s Vision Document
Dismantling “mafia raj”, women’s safety, free ‘chardham’ pilgrimage for the elderly and jobs for youth are among the key focus areas in the BJP’s “Vision Document” for the Himachal Pradesh polls which was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.
The document promised a 24-hour helpline in the chief minister’s office for reporting all types of crimes, setting up of Somnath Vahini, a task force of ex-servicemen to take on drug mafia and crime.
The strong focus on measures to better the law and order situation comes in the backdrop widespread protests over the of Kotkhai rape and murder case and other incidents.
“The BJP government would have to do ten years’ work in five years as the present Congress government did not take up any developmental work while re-establishing the credibility of the government would be challenge,” Jaitley said while releasing the manifesto.
He was flanked by Union ministers J P Nadda and Thawar Chand Gehlot, former chief ministers Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal, state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti and other senior leaders.
The vision document stressed on eradication of corruption while also claiming that the activities of land, forest, drug, mining and building mafia would be curbed while …read more