Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for the 17th LS polls at the Party’s headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. BJP President Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, and Ashok Ghelot were present at the event.
Terming the vision document as ‘Sankalp Patra’, BJP came up with a total of 75 promises to mark 75 years of Indian independence. Here’s a look at the key takeaways:
Zero tolerance to terrorism
Strengthen strike capability with modern equipment
Aim towards clean governance
Implementation of Uniform Civil Code
Passing the Citizenship amendment bill without affecting the identities of any section of society.
Annulment of Article 35A which lays down special provisions for the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir
Abrogation of Article 370
Building Ram Mandir in a harmonious environment
Strive towards Simultaneous polls
Expand the reach of Direct Benefit Transfer
Digitisation of Land records
All government processes to shift to e- governance
Increase seats in Higher Education
Infrastructure development by 2022- Universal housing facilities, LPG Gas for all, 100% Electrification, Toilets for all, Safe Drinking Water, Doubling the number of National Highways, Waste Management, increasing the share of renewable energy.
Railways: to upgrade all existing Narrow-gauge tracks to Broad-gauge ones
Health: to build 5 Lakh Health and Wellness centers providing free diagnostic services under Ayushman Bharat sheme.
Increase the number of Doctors to patients ratio from existing levels
Tackling Malnutrition effectively
Economy: Increase the ranking in World Bank’s Ease of doing Business
Financial inclusion of people by increasing banking facilities with 5 km radius in rural areas
Digitize transactions to ensure inclusive growth
Slew of socio-economic benefits for all sections of society
Develop Five Temple Circuits as part of various schemes like- SWADESH DARSHAN, HRIDAY, PRASAD
Measures to increase the participation of Women in the workforce.
6,000 annual income support for all farmers under Kisan Samman Nidhi and further realize the dream of doubling farmers income by 2022.
Strengthen border security and prevent illegal migration to North Eastern States
‘Nal se Jal’ program under ‘Jal Jivan Mission’
Jal Shakti Mantralay- A separate Ministry for water resources
Separate Ministry for Fisheries
A new organization called Rashtriya Vyapaari Aayog to take care of the needs of Merchants.
Aiming at filling crisis of credibility and ensuring good governance, the PM Modi said ‘One mission, one direction’ was the ‘mantra’. Praising its work over the last five years, the Bharatiya Janata Party lays a roadmap for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 with its 75 pledges to be realized on the eve of 75 years of Indian independence.