BJP’s Manifesto : Cocktail of Nationalism and Development

BJP focused their core agendas like removal Article 370, Article 124A, uniform civil code, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Triple Talaq in manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’. This time, BJP had shown determination for their promises of development.

Once again BJP launched their manifesto for Lok Sabha elections titled ‘Sankalp Patra’. This has been a great combination of nationalism and development. BJP did not added any specific for elections, they had shown determination for their promises of development.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election of 2019 on Monday. Top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were present at the launch of the manifesto at the party headquarters in Delhi.

Development and national security are part of the BJP’s top agenda in the “sankalp patra”. In addition to these, implementing the Uniform Civil Code, facilitating the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the demand for simultaneous elections and “zero tolerance” towards terrorism also feature in the manifesto.

“India’s development from 2014 to 2019 will be written in golden words in history,” Amit Shah said at the launch. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who headed the BJP’s parliamentary committee that drafted the poll document, unveiled the manifesto, which focuses on Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas once again.

Rajnath Singh said that we are fully committed to nationalism and zero tolerance towards terrorism. All alternatives will be explored for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya in the most conducive manner.
With the Congress manifesto focusing mostly on welfare measures, including a promise to give Rs 72,000 annually to the poorest 20 percent households in India, the ruling party announced a slew of promises to woo various sections of the society, especially farmers, youth and women, besides the downtrodden.

Major promises in BJP’s Manifesto
■ Full commitment to national security
■ Zero tolerance to terrorism
■ Commitment to implement Uniform Civil Code
■ Stop illegal migration fully
■ Committed to citizenship amendment bill but ensure identity of states not affected
■ Explore all possibilities for building grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya
For Farmers:
■ Double farmers income by 2022
■ Zero interest for 5 years on loans through (kisan) credit card of up to Rs 100,000
■ Spending Rs 25 lakh crore in rural areas in five years
■ PM-KISAN to be extended to all farmers
■ Pension to small and marginal farmers to ensure social security after 60 years of age.
■ Effort to complete all pending irrigation schemes by 2022
Other promises:
■ Set up Rashtriya Vyapar Aayog
■ Take forward the idea of simultaneous elections
■ 100 per cent electrification of all households
■ LPG cylinders to all poor
■ Increase seats in top law, engineering colleges
■ Toilet, drinking water in every home
■ 100 per cent waste management
■ 75 new medical colleges, post graduate institutes
■ 1.5 lakh wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat
■ Clean Ganga by 2022
■ Rs 100 lakh crore to be spent on infrastructure in five years

Manifesto of Bharatiya Janata Party

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