Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JDU) has kick-started its campaign for the Bihar Assembly elections 2020 that will be contested in three phases starting from October 28. JDU on Monday started its ‘Nishchai Nitish Abhiyan’. Under this campaign, the youth of Bihar will be digitally connected to the party.
JD (U) President and CM Nitish Kumar took a jibe at Lalu-led RJD in his speech at 5 PM today. Taking a dig at opposition, Kumar said that some people are questioning the provision to provide jobs to the family people on the killing of Dalits. This right got in the Constitution has been enforced by making rules.
“Till now the opposition has been fooling the public. We do not worry about the votes, service is our religion”, he added.
Referring to the growth in the last 15 years, Chief Minister Nitish said that Bihar’s growth rate today is in double figures. People’s lifestyles have changed. Poverty has decreased and the per capita income has increased.
“No big industry is indeed engaged, but there are many industries on a small scale. We cannot have a big industry. We tried a lot but the big industrialists did not come to Bihar. There priorities are seaside states, however people continue to ask the same question”, said CM Nitish Kumar.
The Janata Dal(United) has focused on women empowerment and upgrading the skill of the youth as part of its ‘Nischay Patra 2020’ – a vision document for the next five years that was released by the party on Sunday.
In the document titled “Saksham Bihar Swavalambi Bihar (Capable Bihar Independent Bihar)’, which is the Saat Nishchay (seven resolves) 2.0, the party proposes giving women, who have been its major vote base, a grant up to 50 percent of project cost, capped to a maximum of Rs 5 lakh, for launching new entrepreneurship programmes. It has also promised to give them interest-free loans up to Rs 5 lakh for the purpose.
The party has also promised to give youth grants up to 50% of project cost, capped to a maximum of Rs 3 lakh, for setting up any new entrepreneurship, so that they are not dependant on government jobs.