Shiv Sena's manifesto offers ₹10,000 annual financial aid to farmers, health check-ups at ₹1

Moreover, Sena’s manifesto for 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections focuses on providing a one-time meal to the needy and poor in just ₹10.

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Shiv Sena earlier released its manifesto for the assembly elections in Maharashtra which are scheduled on October 21. In its manifesto, Shiv Sena has promised to provide an annual financial aid worth ₹10,000 to poor farmers in the state. 

Moreover, Sena’s manifesto focuses on providing a one-time meal to the needy and poor in just ₹10. Along with this, Sena plans to provide complete loan waivers to the farmers followed by health check-up facility for just ₹1. 

While releasing the manifesto - ‘Vachannaama’ - at Matoshree, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the party has mentioned promises which it can ‘fulfil’ and the same has been mentioned in the manifesto after due research. 

On this occasion, along with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and party’s spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi was also present. 

Despite their opposition to tree cutting in Aarey and their demand to construct Ram Mandir, both the issues were not mentioned in Sena’s manifesto. 

However, Aditya Thackeray informed that Aarey issue has been mentioned in the Mumbai manifesto. “Since it is the assembly election, the Aarey was included in the state-level manifesto,” said Aditya Thackeray.

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Highlights in Shiv Sena's manifesto

  • Canteens will be set up in each district with the help of women self-help groups. 
  • Special buses will be introduced for students in rural parts of the state.
  • Coordination centres will be set up for pilgrimage.
  • The price of fertilizers will be made stable for five years.
  • The farmers will be given an annual financial aid worth ₹10,000 and complete loan waiver.
  • Health-check ups for just ₹1.
  • 30 per cent reduction in electricity bill for domestic use.
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