BJP Releases 'Sankalp Patra', Promises Farmers' Welfare, Ram Mandir & National Security

08 April 2019


New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its election manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls with a promise to provide pension for small and marginal farmers to ensure social security after 60 years of age.

Released at the party office here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, the "Sankalpit Bharat Sashakt Bharat" also pledged zero tolerance towards terrorism.

"Our security doctrine will be guided by our national security interest. This is exemplified by the Surgical Strikes and the Air Strikes carried out recently. We will firmly continue our policy of 'Zero Tolerance' against terrorism and extremism and continue to (give) a free hand to our security forces in combating terrorism," the manifesto read.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "As far as Ram Mandir is concerned, we reiterate the promise made in the last elections. We will weigh all our options & try that Ram Mandir is built as soon as possible in a harmonious environment."

It also promised 33 per cent reservation in Parliament and state Assemblies through a Constitutional amendment.

"We will ensure pucca houses for families either living in kuchha houses or without access to housing by 2022," it said.

Speaking at the occasion, Shah said the whenever a history of India's development was written, the period between 2014 and 2019 will be written in "golden letters".

Major promises in the BJP manifesto

  • Full commitment to national security

  • Zero tolerance to terrorism

  • Commitment to implement Uniform Civil Code

  • Stop illegal migration fully

  • Committed to citizenship amendment bill but ensure identity of states not affected

-A Explore all possibilities for building grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya

For Farmers:

  • Double farmers income by 2022

  • Zero interest for 5 years on loans through (kisan) credit card of up to Rs one lakh

  • Spending Rs 25 lakh crore in rural areas in five years

  • PM-KISAN to be extended to all farmers

  • Pension to small and marginal farmers to ensure social security after 60 years of age.

  • Effort to complete all pending irrigation schemes by 2022

Other promises:

  • Set up Rashtriya Vyapar Aayog

  • Take forward the idea of simultaneous elections

  • 100 per cent electrification of all households

  • LPG cylinders to all poor

  • Increase seats in top law, engineering colleges

  • Toilet, drinking water in every home

  • 100 per cent waste management

  • 75 new medical colleges, post graduate institutes

  • 1.5 lakh wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat

  • Clean Ganga by 2022

  • Rs 100 lakh crore to be spent on infrastructure in five years