New Delhi:  Outshining all promises made by various contenders of power in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party has promised 50 lakh jobs to the voters of UP if it clinches victory in the upcoming elections.  It has also promised to set up 50 sugar mills and provide ample power to the farmers.  The party would be launching the ‘Vision Document’ on January 16 to strengthen its claims of forming the government in the state.

The party will kickstart its election campaign in the state from January 17 in which prominent party leaders will go on week long ‘Parivartan Yatra’ in each constituency.  The Vision document will be different from its election manifesto in which the party will explain its policies if it comes to power in the state.

The Vision document includes the promise of creating 10 lakh jobs every year if voted to power. The claim comes on the lines of Vajpayee’s earlier promise to provide 1 crore jobs in the country. Also Setting up 50 sugar mills in sugarcane producing areas to create employment opportunities will receive a special mention in the document.

Moreover, the Centre’s announcement of providing four percent reservation to the minorities within the OBC quota will not be enforced by the BJP, and the initial 27 percent OBC quota will be applicable in the state.

 However, the party will make sincere efforts towards the social and economic upliftment of the minorities and to bring them into the mainstream. The party will also promise to focus on power, road and water issues in the state.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be the focal point of BJP’s campaign in UP. The party will try to cash on his popularity and policies to draw the maximum number of votes.

(JPN/Bureau)