New Delhi: The BJP released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, set to begin this week, and outlined its plans for a “New India”. Calling it a “vision document”, head of the party’s manifesto committee Rajnath Singh on Monday said Narendra Modi government was fully committed on nationalism and zero tolerance towards terrorism.
The BJP manifesto was released by Modi on Monday in the presence of the party’s top brass.
At the launch, BJP chief Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and PM Modi spoke on national security, employment, farmer distress and water resources.
Singh also said the BJP was committed towards implementing a Uniform Civil Code in the country and all alternative options will be explored for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in the most conducive manner.
The saffron party would ensure the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament with utmost respect to every state’s cultural values, Singh said.
For rural development, the BJP promised to spend Rs 25 lakh crore in the next five years.
“Will give Rs 6,000 yearly income support to farmers and pension to small and marginal farmers above 60 years of age,” Singh said.
Read the full manifesto here:
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