Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday released the BJP’s manifesto for the West Bengal Assembly election 2021.
In the manifesto, the BJP has promised to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which has been vehemently opposed by various organisations in Assam and opposition parties including Congress.
During the anti-CAA protests, a total of 5 persons lost their lives in police firing in Assam.
The manifesto, called ‘Sankalp Patra’, also promised that the refugees, who have been staying in West Bengal for the last 70 years, will be given Indian citizenship.
While releasing the manifesto, Amit Shah promised that each of the refugee families would get Rs 10,000 per year for 5 years.
The manifesto of the BJP, which is making all-out efforts to win the Assembly election in West Bengal this time, promised to provide free education for women right from kindergarten to the postgraduate level.
It also promised 33% reservation for women in the state government jobs.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking at an election rally at Bankura district in West Bengal on Sunday said, “Didi will go on May 2. Won’t let her kick out development in Bengal. ‘Asol paribartan’ will come to ensure that the benefits of central schemes reach the poor. We will also ensure that extortion, syndicate raj and corruption come to an end.”
However, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is confident of retaining power in the state.
Congress, which has announced 5 guarantees for Assam if the party is voted to power, has promised that it would bring in a law against the implementation of the CAA.