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Patna: Lok Jan Shakti (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna, Wednesday (PTI)
Patna: Lok Jan Shakti (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna, Wednesday (PTI)

Bihar polls: Chirag promises Kota-like coaching city, Sita temple in manifesto

Paswan said his party's manifesto is based on the vision of 'Bihar first Bihari first'.

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Wednesday released his party’s manifesto for the upcoming assembly election in Bihar. Paswan attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying that if Kumar wins the upcoming election by mistake then the state will be on the verge of getting ruined.

Paswan promised to set up a coaching city like that in Rajasthan's Kota, if voted to power, so that students from Bihar do not have to migrate to cities in other states.

LJP's manifesto also promises free ride for women in government buses, and a grand Sita temple, which the party says will put Bihar on the world map.

LJP chief attacked CM Kumar, "If the current Chief Minister again wins this election by mistake then our state will lose. Our state will again stand on the verge of getting ruined. I wonder how he promotes casteism. It is not appropriate to imagine the development of Bihar under the leadership of a person who promotes communalism," Paswan said while launching the party's manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls.

Paswan said his party's manifesto is based on the vision of 'Bihar first Bihari first'.

"Today, with the release of our party's manifesto for the Bihar Assembly polls, I put forward our vision of 'Bihar first Bihari first' which will resolve various problems that the people of Bihar have been facing for long," he said.

Building a web portal where employers and job seeker can connect, constituting Yuva Commission, separate toilets for women in all the block headquarters, gram panchayat headquarters and markets are among the main poll promises made in the manifesto.

"The posts of all the departments of the government-approved will be filled soon. All the employees working in the state government on the contract will be regularised. To prevent flood and drought, all the rivers of the state will be connected by canals," the manifesto said.

The party, which was part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance in Bihar, has decided to field candidates against Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and not against the BJP.

Elections to the 243-seat Bihar Assembly will be held in three phases -- October 28, November 3 and 7 -- and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

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