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RJD releases manifesto, promises to implement Mandal Commission with all suggestions

Tejashwi Yadav(middle) releasing election manifesto on April 8, 2019

Tejashwi Yadav(middle) releasing election manifesto on April 8, 2019   | Photo Credit: Ranjeet kumar

The manifesto said that it “favours reservation for weaker section of the upper caste”

The Rashtriya Janata Dal on April 8 released its manifesto titled “Pratibadhata Patra (commitment document)” while, promising to implement all the suggestions of Mandal commission, if voted to power.

Party leader Tejashwi Yadav along with party Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha and state RJD chief Ram Chandra Purvey released the manifesto at the party headquarter in Patna.

“The RJD also agrees with the manifesto released by the Congress party”, said Tejashwi Yadav.

The RJD manifesto said that it “favours reservation for weaker section of the upper caste”.

“The reservation to extremely backwards, dalits, backwards and scheduled castes should be given in proportion of their population”, said the leaders.

‘Food in every plate, pen in every hand’

“There should be an effort for a provision for amendment in constitution for reservation in government services”, said the RJD manifesto. The party would also work for reservation in private sector, it added. The RJD manifesto also stated that if the party would win election “toddy will be tax free”.

Tejashwi Yadav added that when his father Lalu Prasad Yadav was the chief minister of Bihar he had made toddy tax-free. But in 2016, Nitish Kumar government had put a ban on the sale of alcohol and toddy across the state.

The RJD manifesto further said to provide food in every plate and pen in every hand.

“Ways to improve employment and that people of the state should not have to migrate in search of livelihood too would be explored”, said the manifesto with several other welfare measures for the minorities and poor people who have been left behind from the mainstream development.

The Lok Janshakti Party too had released its manifesto on April 7 in Patna.

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