Hyderabad, November 10: As the assembly elections are drawing closer, the political parties are making promises to their voters. In Telangana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its election manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections has proposed a free distribution of one lakh cows every year. The BJP’s manifesto committee chairman NVSS Prabhakar told PTI on Saturday said that the proposal is to distribute cows in villages, at the time of festivals and others, to people who seek them. There is another proposal of the BJP to set up 'mini-India linguistic welfare board'. TRS List of Candidates Released by KCR For Telangana Assembly Elections
Prabhakar said that the board would take care of the welfare of linguistic minorities, those coming to Hyderabad from other states in search of livelihood. The manifesto is likely to be released formally early next week. The manifesto committee of the party earlier proposed the regulating sale of liquor. According to the former BJP MLA, The manifesto also promises cancellation of surcharge fares by state-run Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses during festival seasons. The party will also offer free transportation to those taking up 'Deeksha' (religious code of behaviour) for visiting temples, including Sabarimala. Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: TRS Steps Up Attack on AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, Says He Conspired Against the Interest of State
The BJP’s manifesto committee also proposed to waive off tax on petrol and diesel. Apart from this, the committee also proposed free online and offline coaching to youth appearing for competitive examinations and provision of safe drinking water for Rs six per month per household. The BJP had only five members in the previous 119-member assembly. Telangana Assembly Elections 2018 Full Schedule And Dates: Voting on December 7, Results on December 11
In September, The Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) government led by K Chandrashekhar Rao dissolved the legislative assembly of the state calling for early elections. Telangana is going for elections on December 7 along with Rajasthan. The results will be declared on December 11. The Congress is contesting these elections in alliance with Telugu Desam and Left parties.
(With inputs from PTI)