Asserting that nationalism is his party’s inspiration and inclusion and good governance its mantra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the BJP’s manifesto aims to make India a developed nation by 2047, 100 years after independence.
The party’s ‘Sankalp Patra” has 75 definitive time-bound targets for the country, Modi said after launching the party’s manifesto three days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections beginning on April 11. “We want people to hold us accountable. Hence, we have set out 75 goals to achieve by 2022,” he added.
He said the party’s “Sankalp Patra” is a “multi-layer and multi-dimensional” document that addresses the expectations and aspirations of all sections of the society. He asserted that securing the country against “internal and external aggression”, scrapping a law for special rights to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and doubling farmers’ income by next year headlined the BJP’s manifesto.
He added that nationalism is our inspiration, empowerment of weaker sections is our vision and good governance is our mantra. He expressed confidence that it would take India on “one mission, one direction”. The manifesto, themed “Sankalpit Bharat – Shashakti Bharat” or “Determined India-Empowered India”, also “reiterated” the promise of a Ram temple at Ayodhya and pledged to “explore all options”.
“I thank all of you for the cooperation in these five years. It is natural that every party will bring manifesto for the elections. But Rajnath ji has spent two-three months for our manifesto. Probably, this is for the first time that the manifesto is based on a government that will continue to remain in power,” PM Mod added.
He further said that “We have largely been successful in checking corruption, and increasing accountability. Technology has also played a big part,” PM Modi. “We have address a number of issues to bridge the gap between north and south India.”