PM Modi releases BJP’s manifesto for 2024 Lok Sabha election; focus on poor, youth, farmers, women

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released the BJP’s Lok Sabha poll manifesto, which has a special focus on the poor, youngsters, farmers and women.

The Prime Minister handed over copies of the manifesto to the representatives of the four broad groups Gareeb, Yuva, Annadata and Naari Shakti (GYAN) who were beneficiaries of the government’s schemes.

Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the manifesto for the polls that are scheduled to commence from April 19.

“BJP’s manifesto focuses on dignity, quality of life; quantity, quality of opportunities,” PM Modi said after releasing the poll manifesto.

“BJP has resolved to bring all senior citizens above 70 years of age under ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme.

“This ‘sankalp patra’ strengthens four pillars of viksit Bharat Yuva shakti, Nari shakti poor and farmers,” the PM said.

“In this ‘sankalp patra’, our focus is on dignity of life, quality of life, jobs and investment,” He added.

Addressing the gathering earlier, Singh said the manifesto embodies the guarantees the prime minister has given to the people of the country.

“Modi ki guarantee” is the recurring theme of the manifesto, he said.

“Modi ki guarantee is equivalent to 24-carat gold and has emerged as the gold standard of governance,” the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.

Singh, who headed the party’s manifesto committee, said more than 15 lakh suggestions were received from across the country and those were incorporated into the document.

The manifesto talks about implementing the “one nation, one poll” initiative, preparing common electoral rolls, abolishing waiting lists for train travel, expansion of 5G networks and organising Ramayan festivals the world over.