Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the manifesto, titled ‘Sankalpit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat’ (Determined India, Empowered India), in the presence of party chief Amit Shah and other top leaders, including Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Monday.
The ‘Sankalp Patra’ comes three days before the first of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections begins (April 11).
Highlights of the manifesto:
The manifesto says:
Will implement uniform civil code
Will support the construction of a Ram temple in the disputed site in Ayodhya. “All alternative options will be explored for its construction in a most conducive manner.”
Will ensure the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament with utmost respect to every State’s cultural values.
A sum of Rs 25 lakh crore will be spent on rural development 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.
Will establish 75 new medical colleges and post-graduate colleges.
Will strengthen the strike capabilities of the armed forces by giving them modern equipment.
Committed to annulling Article 35 A of Constitution as the provision is ”discriminatory against non-permanent residents of J&K.”
A National Register for Citizens (NRC)-like exercise will be conducted in States in a phased manner.