BJP promises to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill in LS election manifesto

BJP promises to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill in LS election manifesto

He also added that BJP is going forward with 75 resolutions that they fulfil by the year 2022 when India completes 75 years of independence.

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP released its poll manifesto for Odisha, ruling-BJD today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and the Kharavela Nagar Police Station alleging that the saffron party cheated the people of Odisha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is widely expected to retain power after a general election that starts on Thursday, though with a much smaller mandate, hit by concerns over a shortage of jobs and weak farm prices.

At the release of the party manifesto - Sankalp Patra - for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the PM reiterated that the next tenure will dedicate its energy to empower the poor and farmers, noting that the aspirational levels have gone up in keeping with heightened expectations.

According to the manifesto, the party will scrap Article 35A, a decades-old law providing special rights to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir state."We believe that Article 35A is an obstacle in the development of the state", the party's manifesto said of the law that prevents non-residents from buying property in the state.

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Political leaders in Muslim-majority Kashmir, where India is fighting an armed insurgency against its rule, have warned that repealing the law would lead to widespread unrest. They had promised in 2014 manifesto that special state status will be accorded to Odisha, if voted to power.

"Women's security will be given more priority".

The party pledged to simplify the goods and services tax (GST), which disrupted businesses and hurt economic growth when it was introduced by Modi's government in 2017.

The party said it committed to building a temple for Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya in place of medieval era Babri mosque, which was demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992. Endorsing speeches by party colleagues at the manifesto launch, Modi asserted nationalism is BJP's inspiration, inclusion its philosophy and good governance its mantra.

The BJP and its allies are expected to win 267 of the 543 parliament seats at stake, the CVoter polling agency said, just five short of the halfway mark required to rule.

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