Bihar Polls: BJP promises free COVID-19 vaccines, 19 lakh jobs for youth

Sitharaman along with other senior BJP politicians were present in today's event. Sitharaman while explaining the financial needs of the state even took a jibe on the RJD years of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its manifesto for Bihar Assembly elections in which it has promised free COVID-19 vaccines for the people of the state besides 19 lakh jobs for the youth.

The manifesto was released by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and other senior leaders of the party in Patna. The BJP's "Sankalpa Patra"  promises free distribution of the coronavirus vaccine once the vaccines get approved by ICMR. Sitharaman added that the vaccine will soon be available for production at a mass scale after which every Bihari would get the vaccine for free.


Sitharaman also said that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has seen a sharp rise under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule than Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) 15-year tenure.

Senior BJP leaders including Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad,  Ashwini Choubey, Bhupender Yadav, Nityanand Rai, and Promod Kumar were also present on this occasion.


BJP discloses its Bihar election manifesto, promises free vaccine and millions of jobs: Key Points

  • "It was made possible because our government gave priority to good governance for people. Only 34 per cent eligible got a pucca house in Lalu Yadav's 15 years tenure. But in the last 15 years, 96 per cent of eligible people got the pucca house," she said.
  • Appealing to all voters in the state to vote for NDA and make it win, Sitharaman said, "Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister of Bihar for the next 5 years. Under his rule, Bihar will become a progressive and developed state of India."
  • The manifesto comes a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits the campaign trail. The BJP's manifesto speaks about the Prime Minister's vision of making 'Atmanirbhar Bihar'.
  • Major political parties of Bihar are busy wooing voters and releasing manifesto for the Assembly polls which is going to be conducted in Bihar in three phases and counting will take place on November 10.
  • The BJP is contesting the Bihar election in alliance with Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United). The JD(U) is contesting on 122 seats and BJP on 121 in the 243-member state Assembly.