After UP Poll Results, Cooking Gas, Other Promises In BJP Manifesto Fuel Brainstorming By Officials

Days after the Uttar Pradesh election results, DS Mishra chief secretary stated on Sunday that he has gone over every issue in the Bharatiya Janata party platform to put them into action as soon as the administration decides.

He stated that while the administration would make the ultimate decision on the fulfilment of the pre-poll pledges, he has convened a series of meetings with the relevant ministries to study and debate all aspects of the Sankalp Patra in detail.

Mishra also claimed that a strategy was being developed to carry this out every pre-poll pledge, but he refused to provide specifics.

Among the promises that were made by the governing Bharatiya Janata Party in its Sankalp Patra is the supply of one free home Liquefied petroleum gas or cooking gas cylinder to every beneficiary of the Ujjwala program on the festival of Holi.

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Because Holi is just a few days away, an administration official stated that the government must decide on the subject of free cooking gas cylinder supply as soon as possible, which is a difficult task.

Holi is on the 18th of March, more than a week after the Uttar Pradesh election results, and there are signs that the new administration will be sworn in after the 20th of March.

On Friday, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Sanjiv Kakkar, state head and executive director met with the chief secretary to address concerns about the delivery of free home cooking gas cylinders to Ujjawala recipients on Holi.

Meanwhile, the administration is thought to be investigating whether the free Liquefied petroleum gas cylinder on Holi would comply with the electoral commission's code of conduct, which is in effect in the areas where the biennial elections for 36 MLC seats are set to take place next month.

According to sources close to the situation, another key pre-poll pledge of free power to farmers might be implemented as early as the following fiscal year, with a proposal expected to be displayed at the initial cabinet meeting.

Avdhesh Kumar Verma, chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Upbhokta Parishad, expressed hope that Uttar Pradesh would shortly become the nation's sixth state to give free electricity to farmers, and that a suggestion in this respect would be discussed at the cabinet meeting following the formation of the administration.

Before the elections, the administration had previously cut the rate on private tube wells.

In light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pledge to supporters that a lasting solution to the wandering cattle issue had been identified and will be disclosed after the 10th of March, finding a lasting solution is also claimed to be on the administration's agenda.

An additional official stated that the pertinent departments have been requested to develop an operational plan in this respect and present it at a conference soon to be convened by the chief secretary.

So many other pre-poll pledges, he continued, may be put on hold for a while until the money is allocated for them in the financial plan, which the new administration may propose in the parliament in May-June.