Pune: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena released their manifesto titled ‘Sankalp Patra’ which gives assurances of providing better infrastructure, freeing Pune from pollution and preserving its cultural heritage on Wednesday.
The manifesto is 12 pages long and was released by Pune Lok Sabha candidate Girish Bapat and leaders of Shiv Sena and Republican Party of India (RPI-Athawale) in BJP’s central party office on JM Road.
BJP city unit chief Yogesh Gogawale said, “We considered the opinion of people and coalition partners. It is people’s Sankalp Patra. We have given assurance of comprehensive development of the city for which we have already started work.”
BJP candidate Girish Bapat said, “People know what we have done and what we are going to do for Pune city in the future. The party had formed a special cell to prepare the manifesto under the leadership of MLA Madhuri Misal. The team has done good work.”
When asked that why the party has not mentioned anything about law and order and security in Pune, Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe addressing a press conference said, “We have set up CCTV network in the city for security. The crime rate has gone down in the city.” When asked whether the manifesto is for civic elections or Pune Lok Sabha elections, Gogawale said, ”We have incorporated some local issues in the manifesto but, it is not about civic election.”
Pune Metro to Smart city
The BJP has mentioned Smart City, Pune Metro, 24x7 water supply project and transport projects. The river improvement project is also included. ‘Health and home to all’ is a part of the manifesto. The BJP has given assurance of proper management of Solid waste and provision of quality education and sports infrastructure.