BJP promises Jallikattu, implementation of prohibition in Tamil Nadu

  • PTI, Chennai
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2016 21:53 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi , BJP president Amit Shah, home minister Rajnath Singh and others at BJP's election committee meeting onTamil Nadu, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Conducting the bull taming sport of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu from next year, implementation of prohibition and waiver of all loans availed by farmers are among BJP’s promises in its election manifesto released in Chennai on Friday.

Toeing the line of Dravidian majors AIADMK and DMK, the party promised the imposition of prohibition and freebies of eight gram gold to eligible women in Below Poverty Line category for marriage.

Taking a cue apparently from the DMK, the party said it would waive “all loans availed by farmers” and assured that a separate budget for agriculture would be established, as well as a Lokayukta to end corruption.

Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Friday released the party manifesto, labelled as “Vision Document”, in the presence of state leaders led by Tamil Nadu party chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.

The saffron party’s pet themes like cow protection and a law to stop forced religious conversions also featured in the manifesto.

The party also promised quality education on par with CBSE standards in government-run schools and linking of all intra-state rivers.

BJP is fighting polls in alliance with the smaller parties.

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