Lucknow, Apr 5 : Samajwadi Party released its Lok Sabha poll manifesto on Friday, with the assertion that it wants a new vision for the nation and total farm loan waiver, besides the creation of one lakh jobs every year.
Attempting to project itself as a champion of backwards, the SP manifesto targeted upper castes.
Party president Akhilesh Yadav, who released the vision document, averred that without social justice, progress could not be achieved. 'Development is confined to a handful of people. Data about social indices should be made public,' Mr Yadav said, stressing that his party wants a 'new vision.
' There is a huge divide between rich and poor, we want to make India prosper.'
Samajwadi Party, he affirmed, is in favour of an absolute farm loan waiver and the party was promising one lakh jobs every year." The current government claims progress; had there been development then there would not have been so much unemployment," the SP chieftain said.
Mr Yadav said rich 10% upper castes control more than 60 per cent of the wealth of the nation.
The manifesto does not mention minorities, though during the news conference, the SP leader said he would work for their welfare.
Now, the SP president averred, the upper castes should be more 'concerned 'about the development of the poor.
The SP vision document focuses on unity of backwards, dalits and minorities against the upper castes. (UNI)