India's ruling party releases manifesto days before election

India's ruling party releases manifesto days before election

India's ruling party releases manifesto days before election

It must be noted that the BJP came out with its manifesto only Monday in which it promised to make India world's third largest economy, doubling farmer income, among others.

The BJP has consistently advocated an end to Kashmir's special constitutional status, which prevents outsiders from buying property there, arguing that such laws have hindered its integration with the rest of India.

Repeal would bring widespread unrest, Kashmiri political leaders warned.

"Congress is responsible for Pakistan coming into existence", Modi said, as he stepped up attack against the grand old party.

The nominees from the seat are: Muhammad Akbar Lone of the National Conference, Farooq Ahmad Mir of the Congress, Raja Aijaz Ali of the People's Conference, Mohammad Maqbool War of the BJP, Jahangir Khan of the NPP, Abdul Qayoom Wani of the PDP and independent candidates Javid Ahmad Qureshi, Syed Najeeb Shah Naqvi and Abdul Rashid Sheikh.

In a major goof-up, the BJP manifesto reads that the party's government has made strict provisions "for transferring the laws in order to commit crimes" against women, instead of checking crimes against women under its chapter on Women Empowerment.

On the other hand, the Indian National Congress had released its own election manifesto much earlier.

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That compares with seven such departures in the first three years of the Obama administration and four for President George W. Nielsen's name will be added to the long list of those who have shuttled in and out of cabinet posts in the last two years .

The BJP pledged to simplify the goods and services tax, which disrupted businesses and hurt growth when Modi introduced it in 2017.

The Hindu nationalist party said it will pass a controversial citizenship bill that would grant Indian nationality to Hindus from neighbouring countries.

Modi's party also said it was committed to building a grand Hindu temple in place of a Muslim mosque demolished by Hindu mobs in the city of Ayodhya in 1992.

Mr Sharma, 48, was a leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is the influential parent organisation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP.

They said authorities have established 1,749 polling stations at 1,387 locations for over 13.12 lakh voters to exercise their franchise.

The national elections will see close to 900 million voters cast their ballots in almost a million polling booths - the world's biggest ever democratic exercise.

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