Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Election update 8th April 2009

1. “Promises, more promises and no mention of any local problems daunting the biggest parliamentary constituency in Karnataka, Chithradurga. This is how one could sum up the brief 20 minute address of the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, Lal Krishna Advani at Chithradurga on Tuesday.”


2. LJP releases manifesto, favours creation of smaller states

"The party believes that for better administration and development of neglected regions, formation of smaller states is necessary," party chief Ramvilas Paswan said, while releasing the party manifesto here.

“The LJP also promised to provide reservations to women and OBCs in government jobs and the judiciary for which 50 per cent ceiling imposed by the Supreme Court would be removed through appropriate legislation.”


3. RJD releases poll manifesto

“The RJD poll manifesto is a mix of the UPA government's claims -- rural employment for at least 100 days at Rs 100 per day, strengthening of the Right to Information Act besides the populist move of providing rice at Rs 2 per kg and wheat at Rs 1.5 per kg to BPL families. It also promised to amend laws to treat and deal with terrorism and communal forces. RJD also promised to amend the Constitution to provide for 10 per cent reservation for poor members of upper castes. It promised land reforms and encouragement to small-scale industries in the country.”


4. TDP releases poll manifesto

“Ensuring economic, food and health security would be top on the agenda of TDP if voted to power in this month's poll," TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu said while releasing the manifesto at the NTR Trust Bhavan here.
On Telangana, the TDP leader said they would take all required legal and political steps for creation of a separate state.”


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