Patna, April 8: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday released the party manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, where it has promised reservation for the Dalits, OBCs, EBCs and tribals in the private sectors.
While releasing the manifesto, Tejashwi Yadav said his party will ensure social justice and upliftment of the poor and farmers in the society.
RJD has promised reservation to Dalits and the backward classes on the basis of their population. The manifesto mentions promotion in reservation and promises to fill all vacant government posts.
Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy Chief Minister and the younger son of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said if his party was voted to power, a helpline for migrant workers from Bihar would be set up to provide them with timely help.
He also said that his party will implement a 200-point roster and will amend the Constitution for reservation for government jobs.
According to the manifesto, the RJD has ensured to conduct a caste-based census in 2021.
Tejashwi Yadav said the party has decided to spend 6 per cent of the GDP on education and 4 per cent on healthcare.
RJD has promised a tax free toddy to woo a particular Dalit community and to give a relief to millions of daily consumers of it.
Toddy is locally known as the ‘poor man’s beer’, is consumed particularly in rural Bihar.
Tejashwi also said that he supported the Congress party’s NYAY yojana which was mentioned in the Grand Old Party’s election manifesto released last week.
As per the seat-sharing formula of the Grand Alliance announced on March 22, the RJD will contest 19 of the 40 seats and the Congress nine, while smaller parties will be in contention in the remaining constituencies.
Bihar will be voting in all the seven phases of the elections from April 11 to May 19.