The Bharatiya Janata Party has made an election promise in Haryana that those convicted of cow slaughter will be ensured the maximum punishment if the party were to be elected to power in the State.
Releasing the election manifesto on Thursday, Ram Bilas Sharma, president of the party State unit, outlined measures for women, the youth and the elderly.
The party promised to increase old-age and disability pensions to Rs. 2,000 and supply foodgrains at Re. 1 a kg on the lines of a similar scheme in Madhya Pradesh. Other promises are setting up a university in honour of Guru Gobind Singh, increasing the minimum wage to Rs. 300, regularising the services of daily-wage earners, contract workers and ad hoc employees and ensuring round-the-clock power and water supply.
Concerned at the rising number of rape cases in the State, the BJP promised exclusive buses for college-going girls with women security personnel on board. A new scheme would be drawn up for resettlement and rehabilitation of people in villages whose lands were acquired.
BJP national spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Narnaund candidate Abhimanyu, former Congress leader Birender Singh and party’s co-in-charge of Haryana Anil Jain were present.