Rajasthan BJP Manifesto 2013
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) releases Election manifesto 2013 for Rajasthan polls. Releasing the 60-page ‘Suraj Sankalp Patra’, BJP President Rajnath Singh said people had lost faith in political manifestos released by other parties and hence his party had named it differently. State BJP chief Vasundhara Raje told reporters that the party would ensure farmers get agriculture loans at 1 per cent interest and unemployed youths get up to Rs 20 lakh loan at 3 per cent to set up business. BJP promised five percent reservation to Gujjars and to rehabilitate Hindus from Pakistan in a populist manifesto for the Dec 1 Rajasthan assembly polls. The manifesto, released in the presence of BJP president Rajnath Singh and Rajasthan's chief ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje, promises five percent reservation for Gujjars, jobs for youth, development of educational infrastructure for minorities and rehabilitation of Pakistani Hindus among several other things. "We will provide employment opportunities to 1.5 million youths. We will also ensure uninterrupted electricity supply 24 hours a day," Raje said after releasing the manifesto. The manifesto also promises to provide loans to farmers on one percent interest rate and introduction of Agriculture Security Act.