Lucknow, Mar 28 : The election manifesto, by the Samajwadi Party, for the crucial hindi-heartland, expected in first week of April, could focus on unemployment, with a possible introduction of “job guarantee act". According to sources in party, SP’s poll dole, would be jobs for all and setting up a “Youth Commission”.
As Bahujan Samaj Party, does not follow a tradition to release a manifesto, its alliance partner SP might get a “free hand” to draft a much awaited election manifesto.
A senior SP leader on Thursday told UNI here that a time of ‘rising’ unemployment, the party is planning to catch the imaginations of youth by promising an employment guarantee act.
“Under the act, the party is going to provide jobs to all those youths who are registered at the employment exchanges, with guaranteed jobs within six months of registration,” the SP leader said. Disclosing details about the “youth commission”, the legislature said, “the commission will be constituted on the lines of existing minority or women commission.
It will comprise of youngsters from universities and civil societies and tasked to advice the government on formulating policies for education, employment and governance sector.”
The party is also planning to promise an “universal pension scheme”. Most likely an amount of Rs 3,000 per month could be given to senior citizens who fall under BPL category, sources disclosed.
Moreover, the party would to conduct a new caste based census for providing reservation according to latest figures. The last census was done in 2011 but its caste details were not made public.
The SP party is also planning to increase its footprints across the state. The manifesto will also focus on the larger role to be played by the regional political parties in the country particularly in the post-poll scenario after this election, the SP leader said.
“In these elections, the regional parties will supersede the national parties. Neither the BJP nor the Congress will be able to form the government,” the leader claimed adding that SP-BSP-RLD will go for a post-poll alliance on the basis of “common minimum programme”.
In the UP, sending highest number of MPs--80--in 543 member Lok Sabha, SP, BSP and Rashtriya Lok Dal have formed a pre-poll alliance. The UP will go to polls in all the seven phases of elections. (UNI)