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BJP releases manifesto with nationalist vision, promise of Ram mandir

BJP releases manifesto with nationalist vision, promise of Ram mandir

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.

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.

The manifesto further highlighted the "apprehensions of the people from the Northeast" and said that the bill will protect the linguistic identity of the Northeast states.

He said a separate Jal Shakti Ministry will be created as there is a need to think seriously about solving the water problem in many regions of the country. He added that good governance, easy governance, transparent governance and responsible governance have helped in increasing delivery on the ground.

Urging voters to elect BJP with a majority like in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Jaitley said the mandate enabled the party to take big and decisive decisions on several issues, including national security, corruption and black money.

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

While slamming the Bhartiya Janta Party's (BJP) manifesto, Congress called it a balloon of lies and accused the party of misleading people.

Mr Patel said BJP manifesto focuses on just one man while Congress manifesto was centred around the upliftment of the general public.

For rural development, the BJP promised to spend Rs 25 lakh crore in the next five years. The ruling BJP released its manifesto three days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.