New Delhi: BJP issued its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Monday. BJP president Amit Shah, while releasing the manifesto, gave an account of the last five years of the Narendra Modi government.
The BJP president said, “Whenever the history of India is written, the five years from 2014 to 2019 will be written in golden letters.”
“Our government has had success in meeting the basic needs of the people. The Modi government has done the task of bringing the country’s economy back on track,’ Shah said.
Shah added, “The Modi government has done the task of ensuring the security of the country.” From 2004 to 2014, India’s pride went down. The BJP has given the country a decisive government. India has emerged as a superpower. I hope all the NDA alliances will go forward and build the government under the leadership of Modi.”
Home Minister and president of the party’s resolution paper committee Rajnath Singh said that “India’s mind” has been kept in this resolution letter. We have not hesitated to make structural changes wherever necessary. Our government has considered the share of public, as well as ensuring public participation, as an important part of the resolution paper. We have talked to 60 million Indians to make this resolution.”
Singh said, “Our achievements are the basis of this resolution paper. Whenever elections are held, every political party issues a manifesto. Whatever promises were made by other parties, if they had been fulfilled even a little bit, India would have been a very different country today.”
Salient points in BJP manifesto
Our commitment to nationalism is our commitment. We have zero tolerance against terrorism, and this will remain.
- The Citizenship Amendment Bill will be passed by both the Houses of Parliament and the next BJP government will implement it. There will be no indication of the identity of people of any State in that law. The government will not compromise on the security of the country.
- All possibilities will be explored to pave the way for the coveted Ram temple in Ayodhya. Efforts will be to build a temple in a congenial atmosphere as soon as possible.
- Loans up to Rs 1 lakh on Kisan Credit Card will remain interest-free for 5 years.
- All farmers will get the benefit of Kisan Samman Nidhi. Small and marginal farmers will get pensions.
- The demand for a National Trade Commission was being raised for a long time, which would be a very effective commission. The BJP-led NDA government will institute it and minor shopkeepers will be given a pension of 60 years of business.
- Completely eliminate regional imbalance in India.
- Land records will be digitised.
- Efforts will be made to remove Section 35A from Jammu and Kashmir.
- Increase the number of Management, Engineering and Law College Seats
- By 2020, electrification of all the railway tracks of the country will be completed.
- The ratio between doctor and people will be reduced to 1:1,400 that is one doctor for every 1,400 people.
- We will move towards doubling of exports.
- We will provide bank facility to every citizen within a radius of 5 km of his permanent or steady location.
- The government will try to get justice for Muslim women by making laws against triple talaq.
During the manifesto presentation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “We have tried to fulfil the resolution of 2014. Our resolution is not meant to please the ‘tukde-tukde gang’ or Ivy League. Corruption dominated in 2014. There was an atmosphere of indecision and the government of the time was a helpless one. The BJP and our then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi came to power as expected. Today, the atmosphere has changed. We have become a delivering government. From the cyberspace to the outer space, we have made an edge.”
Jaitley said that this was the first 5 years when the country became the fastest growing economy in the world. This is the first government in history that has done the fastest job of eliminating poverty. Old governments just gave slogans. Our government gave results.”
Addressing the perception of insecurity of the minorities, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke of India’s newfound acceptance in Islamic forums across the world including in events that an embarrassed Pakistan boycotted.
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