With just three days left for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its 48-page poll manifesto. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and senior party leaders were at the mega event to launch the "sankalp patra" or document of promises, as described by the party.
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One mission, one direction, says PM Modi on BJP manifesto
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP has set 75 well-defined resolutions in the party's manifesto that can be fulfilled in a time-bound manner for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "We have set 75 well-defined resolutions in our manifesto that we can fulfil in a time-bound manner. We are moving forward with 'one mission, one direction' for the country," PM Narendra Modi said.
BJP manifesto on Article 370, Article 35A
The BJP manifesto read: We are committed to overcoming all obstacles that come in the way of development and provide adequate financial resources to all the regions of the state. We reiterate our position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370. We are committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the provision is discriminatory against non-permanent residents and women of Jammu and Kashmir.
What promises did BJP make in its manifesto?
- PM Modi had promised to double farmers' income. A sum of Rs 25 lakh crore will be spent on the growth of rural areas. Small farmers will be provided pension after 60 years of age.
- Rs 6,000 yearly income support will be given to all farmers the under Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. All farmers will be provided with the benefits of the scheme.
- Citizenship bill will be passed
- BJP will explore all possibilities within the framework of the Constitution to facilitate the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya
- The rate of interest on the farmers' loans will be zero percent till five years
- Illegal immigration of people in Northeastern states will be prevented by the BJP
- The party is committed to the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code
BJP manifesto is for a 'new India': Rajnath Singh
While speaking at the release of the BJP's election manifesto, Union Home Minister and senior party leader Rajnath Singh, said, "With all our promises, made in this manifesto, we are taking a step towards building a 'New India."
PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh to launch BJP manifesto, Sankalp Patra
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with BJP chief Amit Shah, will shortly release the ruling BJP's manifesto for the national election starting on April 11. The "sankalp patra" or document of promises has been crafted on the theme of a "Sankalpit Bharat - Shashakt Bharat" or "determined India, empowered India".