Monday, May 27, 2024

BJP promises Uniform Civil Code, CAA in manifesto

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The manifesto featured India’s Olympics bid in 2036, implementation of controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, National Education Policy and Uniform Civil Code, among other promises.

Releasing the ‘Sankalp Patra’, PM Modi said: “Work will begin immediately after the June 4 results. The government has already started working on the 100-day action plan. The ambition of the people of the country is Modi’s mission. We saw the success of Chandrayaan. Now we will experience the pride of Gaganyaan. We just saw India welcoming the world to the G20 and now we will make all efforts to host the Olympics.”

“We will move forward with a resolve to realise the idea of One Nation, One Election. BJP also considers the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) equally necessary in the interest of the country,” he added.

The PM said the manifesto focus on four pillars of Viksit Bharat — women power, youth power, farmers and the poor.

The manifesto said the Union government’s free ration scheme will be extended by 5 years. The government, it said, will focus on self-reliance in production of pulses, edible oils and vegetables to stabilise price and protect the poor’s plates. Ayushman Bharat scheme and the PM Awas Yojana will be expanded and drinking water supply will be taken to every home, it said.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Lok Sabha election manifesto, saying that the PM “could not do anything for the poor in the last 10 years”.

“PM Modi had said that he will double farmers’ income. He had said that he would increase the MSP and give a legal guarantee…He did not do any such work in his tenure that would benefit all the people of the country. It is not right to trust his manifesto. It proves that he has nothing to offer people,” Kharge told the media.

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