BJP Manifesto: Ram Temple, Uniform Civil Code, Citizenship Bill Promised Again

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh and party chief Amit Shah release BJP’s election manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi, on Monday.– IANS

NEW DELHI (IANS) — The BJP pledged in its Lok Sabha election manifesto released on Monday to explore all possibilities within the framework of the Constitution to facilitate the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

It also said that it will secure constitutional protection on issues related to faith and belief on the Sabarimala temple and promised to bring a Uniform Civil Code.

“We reiterate our stand on Ram Mandir. We will explore all possibilities within the framework of the Constitution and all necessary efforts to facilitate the expeditious construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya,” it said.

“We will undertake every efforts to ensure that the subject of faith, tradition and worship rituals related to Sabarimala are presented in a comprehensive manner before the Supreme Court. We will endeavour to secure constitutional protection on issues related to faith and belief.”

The party promised that it will expand and popularise the teaching of Sanskrit in schools.

“Article 44 of the Constitution lists Uniform Civil Code as one of the Directive Principles of State Policy. BJP believes that there cannot be gender equality till such time India adopts a Uniform Civil Code, which protects the rights of all women, and the BJP reiterates its stand to draft a Uniform Civil Code, drawing upon the best traditions and harmonizing them with the modern times,” it added.

It said an International Cultural Festival will be organised on a grand scale every year in five different states to showcase and promote the rich diversity of Indian culture.

The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters.

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 the 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

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