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, which was formally announced in the evening. His father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav did not attend the event.
The 32-page manifesto carries the photographs of Akhilesh and Mulayam, but not Shivpal. Key promises include subsidised ration and travel for women, free smartphones and laptops for students and expansion of the pension scheme and Metro network.
The BJP, meanwhile, released its second list of candidates for UP election. Among notable names in the last are Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh who will contest from Noida and former Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi who will contest from Lucknow Cantonment. Controversial Kairana MP Hukum Singh's daughter Mriganka will contest from the Kairana assembly seat.
Wrong to suggest lightweights were dealing on behalf of Congress party.Discussion was at highest level- b/w CM (UP),GS I/C & Priyanka Gandhi— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) January 22, 2017
This compensation is in addition to the Rs.2 lakh announced by Union Railways Minister: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu— ANI (@ANI_news) January 22, 2017
Families of victims from AP who lost lives in the railway accident will get Rs. 5 lakh compensation under Chandranna Bima: Chandrababu Naidu— ANI (@ANI_news) January 22, 2017
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