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.

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