Bengaluru: After its Haryana manifesto that was released last Sunday, the BJP released its Maharashtra poll manifesto. 

The BJP is seeking a second term in the state. In its manifesto, it has promised to construction 30,000 kilometres of roads in the rural sector, in the next five years. 

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Apart from it, the saffron party has also promised to create one crore jobs and housing for all, in the next five years. 

Water scarcity, which is another headache in the state, finds a mention in the manifesto. The BJP has promised to solve the problem effectively if re-elected for the next five years.

On the education front, the saffron party has promised that it will lay stress on value-based education. 

Apart from all these, the BJP has promised to urge the Centre to award Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar, Jyoti Rao Phule and Savitribai Phule.

Maharashtra is set to go for polls on October 21 and the result will be out on October 25. The state has an assembly strength of 288. 

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), locally known as ‘Maha-Yuti’, is being challenged by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) that mainly comprises the Congress and Sharad Pawar-led

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The Congress-NCP alliance is locally known as ‘Maha-Aghadi’. Congress is being led by its Interim President Sonia Gandhi. Both alliances include other smaller partners.

Of the 288 seats, the BJP is contesting 164 and the Shiv Sena 124.

The elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are the first elections after the Narendra Modi-led BJP stormed back to power in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. So these elections will have a great impact on how the Centre has performed after it came back to power, especially, on the issue of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. 

Haryana has an assembly strength of 90 seats.