BJP Unveils Manifesto with ‘Nationalist Vision’, Seeks Second Term

On Sunday, Arun Jaitley announced the party’s tag line for the elections – “Phir ek bar, Modi sarkar.”  

Updated09 Apr 2019, 12:39 AM IST
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The BJP released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls on Monday, 8 April, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that the focus of their ‘sankalp patra’ is on “one vision, one direction”. Soon after the release, Congress called BJP’s manifesto a “book of gimmicks.”

Union Minister Rajnath Singh, enlisting the highlights of the BJP manifesto, said that the Uniform Civil Code and Citizenship Amendment Bill will be passed in the next five years. He further added that the government will “try to build Ram Mandir soon.”

“The BJP manifesto lists 75 promises for 2022, to mark 75 years of India’s independence,” said Amit Shah, releasing the manifesto.

  • The BJP has described its manifesto as ‘sankalp patra’
  • On Sunday, Arun Jaitley announced the party’s tag line for the elections – “Phir ek bar, Modi sarkar”
  • The Congress released its ‘crowd-sourced’ manifesto earlier on 2 April
  • Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to begin on 11 April, and the EC has imposed a ban on releasing manifestos 48 hours prior to it

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2:24 AM, 08 Apr

Congress Promises Jobs, Omission of Sedition Law in Manifesto

Congress President Rahul Gandhi released his party’s “crowd-sourced” manifesto in the presence of Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior Congress leaders on Tuesday, 2 April.

Addressing the party workers and media, Gandhi said that the process of preparing the manifesto began a year ago, and that he did not want a “single lie” in it. He also emphasised on highlighting the “wishes” of the people in the party manifesto.

With the Congress manifesto emphasising on welfare measures, including the promise of a sum of Rs 72,000 to the poorest 20 percent households in India, the ruling party is likely to make a slew of promises to woo different sections of the society, especially farmers, youth and women.

2:24 AM, 08 Apr

BJP Manifesto Live: ‘Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkaar’: BJP Launches Campaign Themes

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday, 7 April, launched the party's campaign theme for the Lok Sabha polls and asserted that the choice for people in the elections will be between the "cohesive and tested" government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "chaos and mahamilawat" offered by the Opposition.

Taking a swipe at the Opposition, he said people have to decide between a government led by one captain or a team of 11 players, and that of 40 captains.

His party’s campaign with the tag line of “Phir ek bar, Modi sarkar” (Modi government, once more) will centre on the Modi’s five-year performance, including national security, “honesty”, and his ability to take big decisions among other issues, Jaitley told reporters.
4:27 AM, 08 Apr

BJP Manifesto Live: Amit Shah to Meet Advani, Joshi Ahead of Manifesto Launch

BJP President Amit Shah to meet upset BJP veterans LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi – who were dropped from the list of candidates – ahead of manifesto launch at 11 am, reported NDTV.

5:41 AM, 08 Apr

BJP Manifesto Live: 'Remember Vikas,' Congress Asks BJP Ahead of Manifesto Release

In a series of tweets, Congress party questioned whether the BJP remembered the promises it made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Published: 08 Apr 2019, 02:51 AM IST
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