Lok Sabha Elections / How different is BJP's 'Sankalp Patra' of 2024 from 2014 and 2019, know the details

Zoom News : Apr 14, 2024, 03:43 PM
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Bharatiya Janata Party has released its election manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. Prime Minister Modi released it in the presence of many senior leaders at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. The document of this manifesto has been named Modi's Guarantee. This resolution letter of the party is of 76 pages. On this occasion, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that the manifesto committee received about 15 lakh suggestions. Four lakh suggestions were received from Namo app and 10 lakh suggestions were received from the video. After considering everything, the party finalized this resolution paper.

Focusing on the empowerment of the poor, youth, farmers and women, this manifesto emphasizes that when the world is going through a period of uncertainty, there is a need for a stable government with absolute majority in India. PM Modi handed over copies of the election manifesto to representatives of four broad groups - the poor, youth, Annadata (farmers) and Nari Shakti. PM Modi said that this manifesto empowers the four strong pillars of developed India – youth power, women power, poor and farmers. BJP has promised to bring every elderly person above the age of 70 years under the ambit of Ayushman Yojana and provide them free treatment facility up to Rs 5 lakh. The free ration scheme will continue for the next five years. In this article, BJP will throw light on the important points of the manifesto released in 2014, 2019 and 2024 and will try to know how different this manifesto is from 2014 and 2019.

2014 election manifesto

Bharatiya Janata Party released its 2014 election manifesto with Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat. The slogan of Sabka Saath and Sabka Vikas was also given. BJP had promised to spread the network of AIIMS in every state, internet in every village and bullet train. In this manifesto, issues like construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and Uniform Civil Code were also included. A total of 52 pages of document was issued. A 17-member committee was formed for the manifesto. One lakh suggestions came from rural areas. This manifesto was prepared under the leadership of Murli Manohar Joshi.

Highlights of 2014 manifesto

  • Inflation- Every effort will be made to reduce inflation. Special courts will be created for cases of black marketing and hoarding
  • Black money-corruption: After the formation of the government, the scope for corruption will be eliminated and such a situation will be created so that black money cannot be generated in this system. Every possible effort will be made to trace black money deposited in foreign banks and bring it back.
  • Uniform Civil Code: Regarding Uniform Civil Code, the party has promised to implement it. BBJP believes that gender equality cannot be achieved unless Uniform Civil Code is implemented in India.
  • Article 370: BJP has clearly stated in its manifesto that it stands by the vision of removing Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. He has also expressed his resolve to return Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir.
  • Food Security-BJP said in its manifesto that it will be ensured that the benefits of this scheme reach the common man. The party will make every effort for this.
  • Women Empowerment- BJP has also emphasized on women empowerment in the manifesto. The party said that a comprehensive plan will be made by incorporating the good points of the earlier schemes for women so that positive attitude towards daughters can be promoted in the family.
  • Construction of Ram Temple-BJP has also promised construction of Ram Temple in its manifesto.
  • Bullet Train: After coming to power, BJP has also mentioned in its manifesto that it will launch a network of bullet trains.
  • Farmers: BJP has said in the manifesto that if it comes to government, it will try to provide farmers 50 percent more than the cost price. Promise to provide piped water to every village.
2019 election manifesto

In 2019, BJP had opened its bundle of election promises in the name of Sankalp Patra. An attempt was made to appeal to the farmers, traders and middle class through this resolution letter. BJP had also expressed its resolve for Ram Mandir and Section 370. On completion of 75 years of independence in 2022, 75 targets were also set.

Highlights of 2019 election manifesto

  • Farmers- BJP in its manifesto had set a target of doubling the income of farmers by the year 2022. Pension for all small and marginal farmers after the age of 60 years, work to digitize land records.
  • Youth and Education- Work towards bringing secondary schools under Operation Digital Board. Investment of Rs 1 lakh crore in higher education. Seats will be increased in excellent management and engineering colleges.
  • Infrastructure- A permanent house for every family. Toilet in every house. Bank account for every citizen. LPG connections to poor rural families. Availability of clean drinking water. Doubling the length of National Highways. Gas supply through pipe. Increasing the number of airports.
  • Women: Justice for Muslim women by making a law against triple talaq. Work towards increasing female workforce participation rate.
  • Railways – Construction of smart railway stations across the country. Conversion of railway tracks to broad gauge and electrification. Wi-Fi facility at railway stations. Completion of the freight corridor project.
  • Economy-Effort to increase the share of GDP from infrastructure. Work towards doubling exports. Aim to further improve India's rank in ease of doing business ranking.
  • Good governance- Banking facility within every five km radius. Promoting digital adoption. Aiming to make government processes completely digital. Work towards reducing air pollution
  • Inclusive development- ensuring insurance, pension etc. for all workers in the unorganized sector. Vaccination of all children. To include small shopkeepers in PM Shramyogi Maandhan Yojana.
Highlights of 2024 election manifesto

  • Resolve to strengthen the Farmer-PM Crop Scheme. MSP of 22 crops will be increased in a time bound manner. New clusters for vegetable production and storage. Establishing coarse grains (Sri Anna) as a world superfood. Expansion of natural farming and irrigation facilities
  • Senior Citizens- All senior citizens above the age of 70 years will get the benefit of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme. Whether rich or poor, everyone will get its benefit. Along with this, people of transgender community will also be brought under its ambit. They will get free treatment facility up to Rs 5 lakh.
  • Free Ration-Modi's guarantee is that the free ration scheme will continue for the next five years. We will ensure that the food of the poor is nutritious, satisfying and affordable.
  • Permanent houses to the poor- BJP will provide permanent houses to three crore poor within five years. It is claimed that the BJP government has built 4 crore pucca houses for the poor. We will work rapidly to deliver cheap piped cooking gas to every home.
  • Women- BJP has expressed its resolve to make three crore rural women Lakhpati Didi. Women SHGs will be linked to the service sector, women SHG products will be delivered to the customers. Work will be done to increase women's participation in sports. The coming 5 years will be of new participation of women power.
  • Railways- 5,000 km of new tracks will be added every year. Efforts to reduce the waiting list of tickets. Extension of Train Protection System Armor. Expansion of metro network. Vande Sleeper Train for comfortable long distance travel.
  • Vande Bharat Train- BJP will also expand Vande Bharat trains to every corner of the country. Vande Bharat will run 3 models in the country – Sleeper, Chaircar and Vande Bharat Metro. Survey work for one bullet train project each in North India, South India and East India will also start soon.
  • Food Processing: BJP's resolve is to make India a food processing hub. This will lead to value addition, increase the profit of the farmer and new employment opportunities will also be created. To make India a Global Nutrition Hub, BJP will give a lot of emphasis on Shri Anna. This will give special benefit to more than 2 crore small farmers producing Shree Anna.
  • Surya Ghar Free Electricity Scheme- Under Surya Ghar Free Electricity Scheme, pledge to reduce the electricity bill of crores of families to zero and work towards creating earning opportunities from electricity.
  • Religion and Culture: New projects will be started for the development of religious and cultural places. Conservation and study of Bhastia manuscripts. Translation of Indian literary works into foreign languages.
  • Uniform Civil Code- BJP believes that women cannot get equal rights unless Uniform Civil Code is adopted in India. Uniform Civil Code is enshrined in Article 44 of the Constitution as the Directive Principles of State Policy.