BJP manifesto for 2019 Elections: Ram Temple, farmers in key focus

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah today released their party’s manifesto covering all the aspects for the upcoming general elections 2019.

Once again Ram Temple at Ayodhya and maximum benefits to farmers are in focus in the 48-page manifesto, which has been divided into 12 parts.

Highlighting the key points in manifesto, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “India has the fastest growing economy right now. And we now want to get to the top 3 countries in the world as far as economy is concerned.”

“This manifesto is for a new India,” he said.

Here’re the key highlights of the manifesto:

– Kissan Samman Yojana will be expanded

– Citizenship bill will be passed

– Will facilitate construction of Ram Temple

– Will invest Rs 25 lakh crore in Agri-rural sector

– Lengths of highways to be expanded

– Rate of interest will be zero per cent on the farmers loans till 5 years

– BJP will ensure pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers

– Income support of Rs 6,000 will be given to all the farmers irrespective of their hectares of land

– Will prevent illegal immigration in Northeastern states

– BJP is committed on implementation of Uniform Civil Code

– Committed to scrap Article 35A

– Zero tolerance towards terrorism

Here’re the key points of 12-part manifesto:

1. Secured India – Determined India
– Zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism and empower security forces in combating terrorism
– Strengthen the strike capability of armed forces by equipping them with modern equipment
– Effective steps to prevent illegal immigration in Northeastern States

2. Doubling farmers’ income
– PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana for all farmers
– Pension for small and marginal farmers after 60 yrs of age to ensure social security
– Rs 25 lakh crore investment to improve the productivity of farm sector

3. India as world’s 3rd largest economy
– India a $5 trillion economy by 2025 and a $10 trillion economy by 2032
– Capital investment of Rs 100 lakh crore in infrastructure sector
– 1 lakh crore Credit Guarantee Scheme for the MSMEs

4. Foundation for New India
– All habitations to attain open defecation free (ODF) status
– 50 cities to be covered with a strong metro network
– Bharatmala 2.0 to support the states to develop state road networks

5. Health for All
– Telemedicine and diagnostic labs at 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres
– One Medical College or Post Graduate Medical College in every district
– Ensure full immunization coverage for all the children and pregnant women by 2022

6. Good Governance
– Build consensus on the issue of simultaneous elections for Parliament, State assemblies and local bodies
– Corruption-free Bharat by effective governance and transparent decision making
– The Right to Services to ensure time-bound delivery of public services

7. Yuva Bharat – Tomorrow’s India
– 22 major ‘Champion Sectors’ to be the main drivers of Indian economy
– Collateral-free credit up to Rs 50 lakh for entrepreneurs
– ‘Entrepreneurial Northeast’ to provide financial support to the MSME in the Northeastern states

8. Education for All
– 200 new Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalayas
– Double the number of MBBS and specialist doctors in India by 2024
– Indian institutions to rank among the 500 institutions of the world

9. Women Empowerment
– Legalise a bill to prohibit and eliminate practices such as Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala
– Expand Ayushman Bharat to include all Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers
– 10% material procurement for the government by MSMEs having at least 50% women employees in their workforce

10. Inclusive Development
– Ensure access to banking facilities within radius of 5 km
– Pension for all small shop-keepers
– Bring down percentage of families living below the poverty line to a single digit

11. Cultural Heritage
– Explore all possibilities within framework of the Constitution and all necessary efforts to facilitate the expeditious construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya
– Ensure a clean and uninterrupted flow of river Ganga from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar
– Stands firmly on commitment to bring a Uniform Civil Code

12. Foreign Policy
– ‘Bharat Gourav’ to increase interaction among the Indian Diaspora
– Pursue multilateral cooperation against global evils such as terrorism and corruption
– Increase the strength of the diplomatic and allied cadres

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