BJP makes $1.4trn infrastructure boost promise for election

Posted April 08, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks after releasing India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s election manifesto for the April/May general election, in New Delhi, April 8, 2019.

Briefing media in New Delhi, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said senior BJP leaders were silent on demonetisation, GST and black money.

The Supreme Court Monday said it can not pass an order at this stage on a plea seeking a stay on the release of a biopic on PM Narendra Modi as the Censor Board was yet to certify the film.

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"We are fully committed on nationalism and zero tolerance towards terrorism", the Union home minister added.

"Will give Rs 6,000 yearly income support to farmers and pension to small and marginal farmers above 60 years of age", Singh said.

"Remember the good old days before 2014 when Indians had jobs and a PM that didn't lie to them", Congress said on Twitter, with a hashtag calling the BJP manifesto a gimmick. He said the party has promised to launch a new scheme to provide collateral-free credit of up to 50 lakh rupees for entrepreneurs.

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The controversial bill, which has already been passed in the Lok Sabha, endorses citizenship to the Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, and Parsi migrants who have come to India facing religious persecution up to December 31, 2014.

He wondered what happened to BJP's promises of employment, and uplifting the state of farmers, youth and traders.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party hoping to return to power for a second five-year term laid out their platform on Monday, emphasizing national security and economic development.

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Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala reminded BJP of its promises in different sectors and accused it of failing to deliver on every front.