BJP releases its manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, promises Rs 500 monthly income support for farmers

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The BJP on Monday released its manifesto for this year’s Lok Sabha polls. Among those present were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah. The BJP has promised Rs 6,000 annual income support to farmers under Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme if voted to power again.

The Congress had released its manifesto for this year’s elections last week.

Here are the other highlights of the BJP’s manifesto:

  • There’s diversity in our society. Therefore, there can’t be one-size-fits-all policy. That’s why we’ve incorporated our resolve to make development multi-layer in our manifesto, says Modi
  • BJP promises for the nth time to ‘facilitate the expeditious construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.’
  • Women’s welfare and development will be accorded a high priority at all levels within the government, and the BJP is committed to 33% reservation in parliament and state assemblies through a constitutional amendment (ANI)
  • BJP manifesto promises to do away with Article 370. It says that party is committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the provision is discriminatory against non-permanent residents and women of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 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.
  • We’d ensure pension for small and marginal farmers after 60 years of age, says Rajnath Singh
  • For all the farmers in the country, BJP manifesto says it will implement PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana.

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