CHANDIGARH: A day after snapping its three-year-old ties with BJP, Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress on Friday announced its manifesto for the assembly elections, vowing to return farmland "unscrupulously" seized in the name of Special Economic Zones in Gurgaon to "original owners".
Bishnoi also assured to make state roads toll-free in order to cut down cost and save travel time, besides making state highways six-laned. He said VAT on diesel will be cut down to zero and VAT on petrol will be cut down by 50%.
Announcing the party's 79-point agenda, Bishnoi described the manifesto as ?Sankalp Patra' and said, "We promise honest and accountable government in the state." For the youth, he promised dual education programmes with apprenticeship and free education for boys and girls up to masters level.
He also promised to set up a university of international standard in the state and opening of girls colleges in all assembly segments. Bishnoi said illegal colonies with a population density of 50% or more will be legalised and promised 100 square yards of land for landless families and financial aid for constructing houses.