NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its manifesto for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls scheduled to start from April 11.
The key highlights of party manifesto are issues of development and national security.
While launching the party's manifesto, BJP chief Amit Shah has claimed that India is a 'maha-shakti' now.
“The country had slipped in the eyes of the world between 2004 and 2014 but now India is among the top six economies of the world. Bringing the economy on track, the PM Modi has shown the world how a scam-free country can be run”, Amit Shah said.
The BJP also made a slew of promises to woo different sections of the society, especially farmers, youth and women, besides the downtrodden.
“PM Modi has done justice to every sector of the society-with cooking gas connections in rural areas, housing and affordable healthcare for all and welfare schemes for farmers”, he said.
“People of the country now believe in our Government. ‘Sankalp Patra’ is a practical document, reflecting the country's ‘mann ki baat’. Our ‘sankalp patra’ aims to fulfil the aspirations of 130 crore Indians”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.
The Poll manifesto also promised to make India the third largest economy of the world by 2030.
“We aspire to make India the third largest economy of the world by 2030. This implies that we commit to make India a US $ 5 trillion economy by 2025 and US $ 10 trillion economy by 2032”, BJP said.
BJP also promised 'Make in India' in the defence sector.
“We are committed to focus on 'Make in India in Defence' to enable indigenous production of defence equipment”, it said.
“In order to ensure self-reliance in the procurement of defence equipment, we have taken several effective steps in the last five years. The most modern AK-203 automatic rise are being manufactured at Amethi under our 'Make in India in Defence' initiative”, it added.
On Sunday, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley had unveiled campaign themes and other materials of the party's election campaign, with ‘Phir ek baar, Modi sarkar’ (Modi government, once more) as the tag line.