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Election Results 2017: What the winners in UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab have promised

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BJP national president Amit Shah at the release the party’s manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly election in Lucknow. Photo: Hindustan Times)

BJP’S manifesto in Uttar Pradesh

Farmers: Agricultural loans to be waived; farm irrigation scheme to be started with a special focus on Bundelkhand; food processing parks to be set up

Populist measures: Laptops to be provided to all students with 1GB, free WiFi in universities; free education up to Class XII

Social sector: Garib Kalyan card to be introduced; 24-hour electricity in Uttar Pradesh with subsidized rates for poor; 100 fast-track courts to be set up for women

Law and order: Complaints to be registered in 24 hours; 100 helpline to be upgraded; special task force to tackle illegal mining; district level teams to be formed to check exodus of people due to communal violence

Employment: No interview for Classes III and IV UP government jobs to end corruption in recruitment; create jobs for seven million people; vacant government posts to be filled

Industry: Set up a start-up incubator and a venture capital fund worth Rs1,000 crore, apart from 25 new medical colleges

Assembly Elections 2017: How UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa were won

Finance minister Arun Jaitley along with BJP Uttarakhand president Ajay Bhatt, party incharge for the state Shyam Jaju and other leaders at the release of the party’s vision document in Dehradun. Photo: PTI

BJP’S manifesto in Uttarakhand

Farmers: Push towards organic farming; disburse interest-free crop loans

Populist measures: Distribution of free laptops and smartphones for meritorious students; free education up to post-graduate level for girls from economically weaker sections; free WiFi in all state-based universities

Social sector: Twenty four-hour electricity supply; building boarding schools for girl students; begin air ambulance service

Law and order: Create anti-corruption cell; appoint lokayukta (ombudsman) in 100 days

Employment: Ensure jobs are provided to the youth; curb migration from the hills

Industry: River projects to tap the state’s huge hydro-electricity potential without interrupting the flow of rivers; give a boost to tourism including medical tourism by putting up health resorts, yoga and ayurvedic centres

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh, Rajinder kaur Bhattal, at the release of Congress’s manifesto for the Punjab assembly elections. Photo: Hindustan Times

Congress’s manifesto in Punjab

Farmers: Loan waiver for farmers; free power to farmers to be continued; increase in crop insurance and compensation

Populist measures: Free smartphones with Internet, laptops; free house or 5 marla land to homeless families

Social sector: Increase in job reservation for other backward classes from 12% to 15%; loan waiver for minorities for self-employment activities; unemployment allowance of Rs2,500 per month

Law and order: Drug supply—distribution and consumption—to end in four weeks; free rehabilitation with skill training initiatives at de-addiction centres

Employment: Job in every household through the creation of jobs over the next five years; 33% reservation for women in all government jobs, including contractual appointments

Industry: Tax regime to be made transparent along with a five-year tax relief for women entrepreneurs; make Punjab corruption-free; creation of a new land bank for industrial development.

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