BJP launches civic election manifesto in UP, promises free WiFi, ‘pink toilets’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Nov 2017 09:05:29




AHEAD of the urban local body polls in UP, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday came up with its Sankalp Patra or election manifesto, wooing voters with the promise of free WiFi in prominent public places and construction of “pink toilets” for women.

The Sankalp Patra was launched at the UP BJP headquarters by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna and UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey.

Speaking on the occasion, Adityanath said, “As many as 652 urban local bodies across the State are going to polls, which is the highest number so far. This also includes 16 municipal corporations, which will also go to polls. Prior to this there were 12 municipal corporations in the State.” “It gives me pleasure to say that municipal corporations of Ayodhya and Mathura-Vrindavan have been constituted by our Government. Both these municipal corporation are also going to polls for the first time.”

UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on this occasion said, “BJP never contests poll to fulfil the lust for power. Rather our aim is to serve the people of the country. “The party is not contesting urban local body polls merely to bag posts of mayors or corporators, but to pledge that better quality of life can be given to people living in urban areas of the State,” he said. The Sankalp Patra comprises 28 sankalp (promises).

With a focus on cleanliness, the manifesto promises better drinking water facilities, better street lights, free community
toilets, provision of pink toilets for women, grant of Rs 20,000 for construction of personal toilets, provision of adarsh nagar panchayat, e-tendering and provision of kanji house for stray animals.