Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party released its vision document on Friday, promising constitution of the Ahir (Yadav) regiment and calling for “mahaparivartan” (grand change).
Releasing the 16-page document, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the future of the country should be better for all sections, including farmers and Muslims. “It is our vision document for party leaders and workers, and will be utilised for answering the BJP,” he said at the party headquarters here.
The vision document, carrying the photographs of Akhilesh Yadav, his father and SP patron, Mulayam Singh Yadav, read: ‘Samajik nyay se mahaparivartan: Ek nayi disha, ek nayi ummeed’ (grand change through social justice: One new direction, one new hope).
The SP, which has formed an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of using the Army as a political tool. It added that “fake nationalism” of the BJP was a threat to the country and promised to ban the use of Army and soldiers for political gains.
“Ahir (Yadav) armoured and Gujarat infantry regiments will be formed and equal status and honour will be given to the security forces, be it the BSF or the CRPF,” the document read. It promised to empower forces fighting Naxalism.
The document also talked of modernising weapons, start “metadata intelligence” and review the Kashmir policy of the BJP government, due to which it alleged that feeling of separatism was gaining.
The party promised 100 per cent loan waiver for farmers, equal status and opportunities to women and monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to needy women. It talked of free and quality education, one lakh jobs per year, doubling of human resource in government departments in a phased manner, besides laptops and tablets to students.