Himansu Shekhar Rout

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha will come out with its Sankalp Patra (election manifesto) in the first week of May.

Before that, the BJP informed that it would bring out a charge-sheet against the state government on April 21. The charge-sheet will be released in the presence of some central leaders. This was stated by Odisha BJP president, Manmohan Samal at a presser in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

“We have decided to bring a charge-sheet against the government on April 21 before our Sankalp Patra is released in the first week of May. The date of the releasing the charge sheet will depend on central leaders’ availability,” Samal added.

He said that the compiling of the party’s Sankalp Patra is in progress and it will be completed soon.

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On Sunday, the BJP released its 'Sankalp Patra' with a focus on the Modi guarantees at the party headquarters in New Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and party President JP Nadda. 

The BJP in its manifesto has focused on four categories of people—women, youth, elderly and farmers. 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' is said to be the ‘soul’ of the Sankalp Patra.

The Prime Minister pointed out that all 70-plus senior citizens will be covered under the Ayushman scheme while the free ration scheme will continue for the next five years.  

The BJP has also pledged to raise the loan limit under the Mudra scheme from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.