Pune :- With an aim to defeat ruling Bhartiya Janta Party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi an alliance of Ambedkar’s Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM released its Lok Sabha 2019 manifesto on Saturday.
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh president Prakash Ambedkar has emerged as a key player in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. He is a leader of the newly-formed Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), a coalition of several small organisations representing marginalised communities including Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
The VBA is also expecting to get a lion’s share of the Muslim votes through its association with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). The party without any alliance with big opposition parties has fielded its candidates in all the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the VBA manifesto, around 12 percent of the budget will be spent on education while education will be free of cost from the kindergarten and nursery.
The VBA also claimed that it will boost the farmers and agriculature conditions in the state adding 24 hours free electricity to the them.
Also, farmers with less than 5 acres of farming will be given a grant of Rs 6000 per acre twice a year.
In terms of creating maximum employment in rural areas the manifesto stated that the collapsed co-operative structure will be revived.
Opportunities will be made available to the young people who wish to start a new business.
The manifesto further includes, loans to the poor, increase in number of vacancies in public sector, growth in agricultural productivity and free health facility.
Vanchit Aghadi candidate Anil Jadhav, coordinator Lakshman Mane, Bharip city president Atul Bahule, Sachin Mali and spokesperson Rama Gorakh were present during the manifesto release.