The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officially began canvassing for the upcoming elections in Rajasthan with its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally in Udaipur on Saturday.
Modi’s speech left the crowd of around 1.30 lakh people in and around the Gandhi Ground spellbound.
Modi, who termed this rally as his first political rally, launched fierce attack on the state government.
State BJP chief Vasundhara Raje, in her address, doled out several sops to woo the tribal population and youths of the region.
In her address, she said that if voted to power, the BJP would form a separate cadre to ensure more employment opportunities for the tribal population.
She also said that the BJP would give priority to local unemployed youths in all appointments at panchayat level.
She promised a special police battalion for the tribals. In order to woo the farmers of the region, Raje said that all loans of small and medium farmers of the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) area would be waived off. In addition, she also said that the districts having majority of tribal population would be connected with mega highways.
Talking about the promotion of traditional sports of tribals like archery, she said that an international academy would be set up in the region.
“As for the youths, they would be made employable for good jobs through special skill-training programmes,” she said in her address.
The state BJP chief also proposed to start mobile treatment services for livestock in the region for the benefit of farmers and livestock keepers.
Raje promised round-the-clock electricity supply on the lines of Gujarat model.
Prior to Raje, the leader of opposition, Gulab Chand Kataria, during his address, turned emotional and said that the party would work for the upliftment of the people of the region.
He said that the people of Mewar should not ask for ‘roti’ from the Congress government and instead they should ask for employment opportunities and food security.