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Bhopal, Nov 16: Free scooties for girls and free education for poor students till PhD are key promises BJP has made in its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh. The ruling party has also promised Rs 100 discount on LPG cylinders.Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major poll promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections, which was released here Saturday. The BJP, which has been ruling the state since 2003, is trying to retain power amid the opposition Congress's allegations of a collapse of governance and its failure to work for agriculturists.Madhya Pradesh last year witnessed wide-scale protests by farmers for better Minimum Support Price for their produce and other demands, forcing the government to announce a slew of measures.The manifesto, called as "Drishti Patra" or vision document, was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the state BJP headquarters here."We will provide 10 lakh jobs and self employment opportunities per year for the youth of the state," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told reporters.   Chouhan, accompanied by Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Narendra Singh Tomar, promised to make a provision for free education for the poor.  "We have prepared a roadmap for the development of the state as well as the welfare of each section of the society," he said.  The BJP has promised measures to ensure welfare of farmers, women, backward classes and traders, besides the youth, in the state.  Elections for the 230-member assembly are scheduled to be held on November 28. The results will be declared on December 11.BJP Madhya Pradesh manifesto: Highlights# Loan waiver for farmers within 10 days of  government formation# To probe corruption, a special commission will be set up.# Rs 10000 for unemployed people# Homeless  to get Rs 2.50 lakh# 51,000 grant for marriage of daughter# Pension for women to be raised from Rs 300 to Rs 1000.# Rs 100 discount on LPG price of LPG.# Laptop for topper students# Gaushalas in every village.# 10 lakh jobs  every year.The opposition Congress had released its manifesto — 'Vachan Patra' last Saturday. The Congress promised an 'adhyatmik vibhag' (spiritual department) in the state, as well as plans to promote the Sanskrit language.  The Congress manifesto speaks of developing the 'Ram path, a mythical route taken by Lord Ram during his 14-year exile, and the commercial production of 'gaumutra' (cow urine) and 'kanda' (cowdung cakes).

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