General Elections 2019

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : BJP’s Manifesto Called Sankalp Patra Promises ‘New India’

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Picture : Twitter / ANI

With just three days to go for the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls on April 11, the BJP released its manifesto . The BJP manifesto was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi in the presence of — Rajnath Singh (head of the manifesto committee), Amit Shah and Sushma Swaraj  who spoke ahead of PM Narendra Modi at the event.

BJP’s Sankalp Patra, as it calls the manifesto, addresses expectations and aspirations of the country and contains the ‘Jan ki Mann ki Baat’, PM Modi said.

“Nationalism is our inspiration, governance our mantra,” Modi said at the launch.

The BJP manifesto has 75 definitive time-bound targets for the country, Modi said and added that it was multi-layer and multi-dimensional and addressed the needs of all sections of society.

The BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ aims to make India a developed nation by 2047, on completion of 100 years of Independence, the PM said.

“We will form separate Jal Shakti Ministry. We first addressed the needs of people, now we will fulfil their aspirations. Good governance, easy governance, transparent governance and responsible governance have helped in increasing delivery on ground,” he said.

“Our ‘Sankalp Patra’ is a vision document that lists expectations of 130 crore Indians,” Rajnath Singh, who is head of the BJP’s manifesto committee, said.

“With all our promises made in this manifesto, we are taking a step towards building a ‘New India. We are going forward with 75 resolutions that we can fulfill by the year 2022 when India completes 75 years of independence. We had a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism, it will continue till terror is not eliminated completely,” he said.

It also touched the hot issues like Article 370  stating  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.

Education: Will increase seats in excellent engineering colleges and management institutes as well as in law colleges.
Infrastructure: Power in every village, power for all. Will double our national highways.
Citizenship Amendment Bill:  “We will bring back the Citizenship Amendment Bill but we will also protect the cultural and ethnic identity of every state.
Ram Mandir: “As far as Ram Mandir is concerned, we reiterate the promise made in the last elections. We will weigh all our options and we will see that the Ram Mandir is built as soon as possible in a harmonious environment.”

Farmers’ welfare: “We will give Rs 6000 yearly income support to all farmers, under Kisan Samman Nidhi. We will provide short-term new agriculture loans up to Rs. 1 lakh at a 0% interest rate for 1-5 years on the condition of prompt repayment of the principal amount.

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