Highlights of BJP manifesto 2019: In Sankalp Patra for Lok Sabha, interest-free loans for farmers, pension for small traders
BJP manifesto 2019 Live Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its manifesto (Sankalp Patra) for Lok Sabha elections 2019.
BJP manifesto 2019 Live Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its manifesto (Sankalp Patra) for Lok Sabha elections 2019. The Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to start from April 11. Issues of development and national security are highlights of the BJP manifesto, which was released by top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and senior leader Rajnath Singh. The BJP describes its manifesto as "Sankalp Patra".
BJP Manifesto 'Sankalp Patra' 2019 launch: Check HIGHLIGHTS
13.07 pm: PM Modi says in order to develop India, "development has to be made into a mass movement, and a successful result of that is 'swachhta', today 'swachhta' is a mass movement."
12.51 pm: "We have set 75 well-defined resolutions in our manifesto that we can fulfil in a time-bound manner. We are moving forward with 'one mission, one direction'", PM Modi says.
12.49 pm: PM Modi says the NDA government, if voted to power, will set up another ministry for "Jal Shakti" (water power), set up a special task force to solve water-related issues in a mission mode.
12.28 pm: BJP promises to invest Rs 1 lakh crore in the next five years in infrastructure.
12.23 pm: Arun Jaitley says BJP manifesto has not been prepared with a "Tukde-Tukde" or "IVY League mindset.
12.18 pm: "We will 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," says Singh.
12.15 pm: "We will also give pension facility to small and marginal farmers after 60 years of age," says Singh.
12.14 pm: Gas connection to all poor families, electricity connection to all families, double the length of national highways, promises BJP.
12.13 pm: "We will give Rs 6000 yearly income support to all farmers, under Kisan Samman Nidhi," says Singh.
12.12 pm: "We are going forward with 75 resolutions that we can fulfill by the year 2022 when India completes 75 years of independence," says Singh.
12.08 pm: BJP to set up national trade commission, provide pension to small traders.
12.05 pm: Big benefit to farmers promised! Zero interest for Kisan Credit Card loan up to Rs 1 lakh for five years to farmers, promises BJP manifesto. 12.05 pm: Singh says that there won't be any compromise on national security.
12.03 pm: The 'Sankalp Patra' is dedicated to the nation, says Rajnath Singh.
11.52 am: Amit Shah says that in the last five years, the BJP has worked towards providing a decisive government, under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
11.41 am: Shah says that an unprecedented attempt at addressing problems of the poor has been carried out in the last five years under the prime ministership of PM Narendra Modi.
11.36 am: BJP chief Amit Shah starts addressing media. Shah says senior party leader Rajnath Singh will release the manifesto.
11.27 am: BJP is releasing its 'Sakalp Patra Lok Sabha 2019' soon. PM Modi is also present at the event.
Watch LIVE: BJP Sankalp Patra Lok Sabha 2019 Release
भाजपा राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह की अध्यक्षता व भाजपा संसदीय बोर्ड के सदस्यों की उपस्थिति में भारतीय जनता पार्टी 'संकल्प पत्र लोकसभा 2019' का विमोचन।
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- Ahead of the launch, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that first theme of the manifesto would be "kaam wali sarkar" (the government that works). The second theme would be "honest government" and the third theme would be "government that takes big decisions". BJP is expected to counter Congress' 'NYAY' scheme and announce several welfare plans.
- Meanwhile, BJP's Bihar ally the Lok Janshakti Party today promised extending job reservation in private sector, stern action against those involved in cow vigilantism and mob lynching, if elected to power in the coming Lok Sabha election. Releasing the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said stern action would be taken against those found guilty of mob lynching and giving speeches which incite communal flare-up in the society.
The LJP manifesto also pitches for reservation in private sector. Paswan said that his party has promised to extend the benefits of reservation in the private sector. (With agency inputs)
(To be updated)
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