BJP releases manifesto; PM Modi says it focuses on ‘dignity of life, ‘quality of life’

New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha Election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unveiled its manifesto, emphasizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on the ‘GYAN’ – the poor, the youth, farmers, and women.

The manifesto was released by PM Modi, along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and BJP chief JP Nadda at the BJP headquarters in Delhi.

PM Modi stated that the manifesto revolves around the four pillars of ‘Viksit Bharat’ – women power, youth power, farmers, and the poor. He emphasized its focus on the “dignity of life” and the “quality of life,” along with the quantity and quality of opportunities.

“In this Sankalp Patra, we have emphasized both the quantity and quality of opportunities. We aim to create numerous jobs by building infrastructure and focus on high-value services by promoting startups and global centers,” PM Modi said.

The government plans to extend piped gas to all homes and provide free electricity through solar power, he added. The manifesto also pledges to extend the Centre’s free ration scheme by 5 years.

In terms of healthcare, the manifesto promises to provide quality free health treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh to low-income families under Ayushman Bharat. It also vows to expand the Ayushman Bharat Yojana to cover senior citizens.

Other initiatives include holding regular Ayush camps, expanding the Jan Aushadhi Kendra network, and launching an Emergency and Trauma Care Mission to provide immediate and effective care to trauma patients.

For senior citizens, the BJP plans to establish a National Senior Citizens portal, provide comprehensive training in using UPI and other online payment methods, and implement age-friendly public infrastructure and transportation systems.

Additionally, the manifesto includes promises such as bidding for the Olympic Games in 2036, bullet train corridors in North, South, and East India, expansion of the PM Awas Yojana, and setting up incubation centers in higher education institutes with private investment.

The promises:

  • To bid for Olympic Games in 2036
  • Bullet Train Corridors in North, South and East India’.
  • ‘Super App’ to provide all trains related services to users in a single app.
  • New age tains, world class stations, to expand metro network.
  • Vande Sleeper trains by 2030
  • Free ration for Five years.
  • To expand PM Awas Yojana
  • Price stabilisation fund for vegetables and pulses.
  • Zero electricity bill through PM Surya Yojana.
  • Expansion of PM Ujjwala Yojana
  • To build 3 crore more houses for the poor
  • Every elderly person above the age of 70 years will be brought under the ambit of Ayushman Yojana.
  • Reduce the charges on registration of homes, easing the process of clearing maps of homes and reducing cost of construction.
  • Three crore women self help groups.
  • Hostels for working women.
  • Strict implementation of paper leak law.
  • Setting up of incubation centres in higher education institutes with help of private investment.
  • For making India hub of High Value Services Centre, to set up New Global Capital Centre, Global Tech Centre and Global Engineering Centre.
  • Inclusion of all senior citizens in Ayushaman Bharat.
  • Tirth Yatra scheme in collaboration with various state governments.
  • More emphasis on becoming self dependent on pulses and oil seeds.
  • New clusters for vegetable production and storage.
  • More emphasis on crop diversification via MSP.
  • Periodic review of National floor wages.
  • Implementation of ‘One Nation, One Student ID’ through the Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR)
  • To launch an Emergency And Trauma Care Mission to provide immediate and effective care to trauma patients.
  • To expand the Jan Aushadhi Kendra network
  • Amrit Kaal Civil Aviation Master Plan to transform airports into regional international hubs
  • For the farmers, the BJP manifesto said, the government will continue to provide the annual assistance of Rs. 6,000 and will strengthen the crop insurance scheme through the use of technology.
  • It promised to continue periodic hikes in Minimum Support Prices for crops, set up new clusters for the production of essentials, and build more storage facilities.

Addressing the media, Nadda gave a rundown of the BJP government’s achievements over the past decade in power.

He reiterated that ‘Modi ki guarantee’ — the BJP’s key poll slogan — “is a guarantee that all guarantees will be fulfilled”.

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