Friday, Oct 07, 2022

Doubling Farmers' Income, Citizenship Bill, Ram Temple: Key Points From BJP's Manifesto

The BJP released its manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah at the launch of its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto Jitender Gupta/Outlook

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the BJP's election manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ in the presence of senior party leaders, including president Amit Shah.

The manifesto comes three days before the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11. 

Below are the key points of the BJP manifesto:

  • Commitment to implement Uniform Civil Code
  • BJP will ensure passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament with utmost respect to every state's cultural value
  • Will give Rs 6,000 yearly income support to farmers and pension to small and marginal farmers above 60 years of age
  • All alternative options will be explored for construction of Ram temple in a most conducive manner
  • Double farmers income by 2022
  • Zero interest for 5 years on loans through (kisan) credit card of up to Rs one lakh
  • 100 per cent electrification of all households
  • Rs 100 lakh crore to be spent on infrastructure in five years
  • Zero tolerance approach to terrorism
  • BJP manifesto says the party reiterates its position to abrogate Article 370 and annul Article 35A
  • Aspires to make India the third largest economy of the world by 2030
  • Continue with the simplification of GST process by engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders
  • Will launch a new scheme to provide collateral-free credit up to Rs 50 lakh for entrepreneurs
  • Will continue crackdown on Benami properties and illegal foreign bank accounts
  • Will try to build a consensus with all parties on the idea of simultaneous elections for Parliament
  • Ensure a pucca house to every family
  • Ensure LPG gas cylinder connection to all poor rural households