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LIVE | We Are Moving Forward With Mantra 'One Mission, One Direction': Modi At BJP Manifesto Launch

The BJP released its manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Follow live updates here.

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The first phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections 2019 is set to take place on Thursday. All political parties are intensely canvassing for the April 11 polls as today is the last day of campaigning for phase 1.
 
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls. Top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, will be present at the launch of the manifesto, described by the BJP as its "sankalp patra". Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley earlier unveiled campaign themes and other materials of the party's election campaign, with "Phir ek baar, Modi sarkar (Modi government, once more)" as the tag line.
 
Here are the LIVE UPDATES:

The mention of the Ram Mandir in the BJP manifesto is no surprise, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said Monday, alleging that the saffron party has been using it for the last 30 years in a bid to "sharpen communal polarisation."

"Is this a surprise? For the last 30 years, every single 'jumla ghoshna' of theirs has included construction of the Ram Mandir... This point was continuously being repeated. Every election they did it. Their whole agenda is that of sharpening communal polarisation and hoping that it would garner them some votes. But they are sorely mistaken," Yechury reacted on the BJP manifesto.


The Congress on Monday slammed BJP for its manifesto and said that the ruling party has "simply copy-pasted" its 2014 poll document and changed all previous deadlines.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said the BJP should have come out with a 'maafinama' (letter of apology) instead of a manifesto.


 

At BJP Manifesto launch, Narendra Modi said his govt will set up Jal Shakti Mantralaya which will look into maximum optimization of water resources.

The foundation for 2047, the time when India completes 100 yrs of independence, has to be laid between 2019-2024, PM Modi said.

I have had to do in five years the work that should have been done in the last 50-60 years, he said.

We have set 75 well-defined resolutions in our manifesto that we can fulfill in a time bound manner. We are moving forward with 'one mission, one direction', said PM Modi said.



Modi understands the pulse of the country, Rahul Gandhi or other parties do not, said Sushma Swaraj at BJP Manifesto launch.
 

This manifesto is not prepared with a ‘tukde tukde’ mindset. This has been prepared with a strong nationalist vision, said Finanace Minister Arun Jaitley
 
Those who failed in the past for decades can't manufacture fresh ideas for the future but those who have delivered in the past have a credibility to offer a roadmap for the future, said Arun Jaitley.
 
The essence of the manifesto is to deplete poverty over the next 5 yrs to single digit and then eventually eliminate it, he said.
 


Will pass Citizenship Amendment Bill, said Rajnath Singh during launch of BJP Manifesto
 
Sankalp Patra is a visionary document capturing the aspirations of Indian citizens, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
 
BJP will double farmers’ income by 2022, he said.
 
We 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, Rajnath Singh said.
 
 
We will also 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 he said.
 
We reiterate our stand on Ram Mandir. We will explore all possibilities within the framework of the Constitution to facilitate expeditious construction of Ram Mandir, said Rajnath Singh during BJP manifesto launch.
 
He says, "With all our promises, made in this manifesto, we are taking a step towards building a 'New India."


BJP releases their manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

 
Last 5 years will be remembered for the development that has taken place under BJP govt’s rule, Says Amit Shah
 
In 2014, the people of this great country had blessed us with a historic mandate. Despite majority, the BJP formed a government of the NDA under M Narendra Modi , says mit Shah during launch of party manifesto.
 
India has emerged as a superpower under Modi govt’s regime, he said.
 

PM Modi Arrives at BJP HQ, To Release Manifesto Shortly
 
 

Urmila Matondkar to file nomination today
 
"I am going to file my nomination today. I am feeling excited; The complaint filed against me is baseless and bogus. I believe in and respect Hinduism," says Urmila Matondkar.
Ahead of BJP's manifesto release, Congress reminds PM Modi of vikas
 
Ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto release, Congress took to Twitter to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 'Vikas' (development).

-- All schools in Hapur district to remain closed from 9 April to 11 April in the light of the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on 11 April.


PM gets 'hysterical' when elections are approaching, claims Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar opined that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets "hysterical" when elections are around the corner.


Amit Shah to meet BJP veteran leaders before manifesto release

Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah will meet veteran leaders of the party ahead of manifesto release. The BJP will release its manifesto, described by the BJP as its "sankalp patra", on Monday (April 8) for the 2019 General elections.  Top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its chief Amit Shah, will be present at the launch.

BJP to release manifesto for Lok Sabha polls today

The BJP will release its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls scheduled to start from April 11 on Monday, with issues of development and national security set to be its key highlights.


RJD releases manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Rashtriya Janata Dal released its party manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls. RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav, son of party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, released the party's manifesto on Monday.

RJD, in its manifesto, promised vacant posts in government jobs to be filled.


Congress unveiled its campaign slogan Ab hoga 'nyay' on Sunday

Congress on Sunday unveiled its campaign slogan Ab hoga nyay (now, there will be justice) that seeks to play on the Hindi acronym for the party’s minimum income guarantee scheme or Nyuntam Aay Yojana.

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