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Samajwadi Party Manifesto: 10 Key Promises Made by Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday released the Samajwadi Party’s much-awaited election manifesto, a short while after sealing an alliance with the Congress. Here’s a look at the key promises made by the him for UP Assembly Elections 2017:

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Updated:January 22, 2017, 4:31 PM IST
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Samajwadi Party Manifesto: 10 Key Promises Made by Akhilesh
File photo of Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday released the Samajwadi Party’s much-awaited election manifesto, a short while after sealing an alliance with the Congress. The 32-page manifesto carried the photographs of Akhilesh, his father and SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, but no snap of Shivpal Yadav. Following are the highlights:

- Children from the economically weaker sections in primary schools will be given 1 litre ghee and milk powder every month

- Free medical services to those earning less than Rs 1.5 lakh a year

- Establishment of Kishan Kosh or farmers' fund

- Free smartphones under Samajwadi smart phone scheme

- Rs 1,000 per month to 1 crore people under expansion of Samajwadi pension scheme

- Free cycle to girls studying in class 9 to 12

- Nutritious diet to pregnant women at their place

- Construction of Purvanchal expressway and Bundelkhand-Terai Expressway

- River front development in prominent cities

- Rs 10 lakh to lawyers, less than 60 years age, on untimely deaths

- Samajwadi sports school for sports promotion

- Old age homes for the elderly and 50% subsidy in bus fares for women

- Electrification of every village in the state

- Free wheat and rice to the poor, pressure cookers for poor women. Free laptops for students

- A kisan kosh (treasury) to be initiated for the farmers

- Strengthening the state’s Metro network. Akhilesh says the next state budget may be presented from inside a Metro train

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