BJP to scrap RP21, grants only to regional languages, petrol cheaper by Rs 11

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 19 February 2012 20:57 IST

Scrapping of Regional Plan 2021, government grants only to primary schools in regional languages, slashing petrol price by Rs 11, abolition of house tax in villages, Rs 1000 per month to housewives and unemployment allowance up to Rs 4500 per month are the major highlights of the BJP manifesto released today.

The manifesto was released at the hands of central BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, with photos of Manohar Parrikar, Shripad Naik and Laxmikant Parsekar.

The BJP has assured, within 100 days after coming to power, the Lokayukta as well as resolving evacuee property issue in Mayem.

The BJP has assured to formulate a new regional plan through participative process, after taking all the stakeholders into confidence.

On the Medium of Instruction issue, opposition leader Manohar Parrikar said private primary schools imparting education only in regional languages would be given government grants.

The BJP intends to abolish house tax on dwelling homes in villages as well as of those below poverty line in the municipal areas.

The party has announced monthly allowance of Rs 1000 to all the housewives to combat price rise.

Similarly, unemployed has been assured monthly unemployment allowance between Rs 3000 to Rs 4500.

Similarly, the party has mooted to introduce monthly bus pass at 30 per cent of regular and 15 per cent to students of actual fare.

The BJP plans to scrap VAT on petrol in Goa thereby reducing the petrol price by Rs 11.

The saffron party has assured to regular legal mining, develop dedicated corridors within two and a half years and utilize 60 per cent of the mining royalty on building infrastructure, developmental projects as well as agricultural and environmental revitalization in mining affected areas.

The party plans to expand both the NH17 and NH4A to four-lane without affecting the settlement.

It has promised 11 new bridges including six-lane Zuari bridge and Calvim-Corona in Aldona, where six people were killed yesterday in a tragic bus mishap.

The other nine bridges include Talpona, Galgibag, Borim, Camurlim-Tuem, Chodan-Pomburpa, Keri-Terekhol, Chorao-Ribandar, Cumbarjua-Gawandali and Panaji-Betim.

The BJP has also promised to relax domicile clause of 10 years for Goa-born youth, who have migrated for the purpose of employment or higher education.

It has promised monthly scholarship of Rs 10,000 to the artists to study under the guidance of reputed artists.

The party has also mooted the idea of setting up of a branch of National School of Drama for theatre and an institute affiliated to Film and Television Institute for film making and television production.

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Dear "Goa for Goans",

There is a UNESCO report published on importance of mother-tongue based schooling, which Mr Parrikar is refering to. You can google on that.

- D Kamat, London | 21 st February 2012 19:14

 

well Said Jagan-Canada.Maybe they could start by removing the cob-webs from the SKYBUS project.Goan roads are now choked with traffic and pollution is increasing day by day.

- N.Fernandes, London | 21 st February 2012 01:15

 

Dear Parrikarbab. Could you provide reference or explain what is ‘Universal scientific principle of primary education in mother tongue’. I conducted extensive search on this term today and could not find appropriate explanation. I hope you are not fooling Goan public with your IITian background.

- Goa for Goans, Goa | 20 th February 2012 18:48

 

Instead of proposing to subsidize petrol and thus encourage use and buying of 2 and 4-wheelers, BJP should propose to improve the rotting public transportation system in Goa. Improve the quality of roads, buses, promote water and railways such that people will be encouraged to keep their personal vehicles at home reducing pollution, wastage of foreign currency on oil imports, and also cause less accidents on road!!

- Jagan Kamat, Canada | 20 th February 2012 07:11

 

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