#LSPolls2019: Congress’ Abhishek Manu Singhvi points out absence of major issues in BJP’s Sankalp Patra


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New Delhi : (11/04/2019) Today, along with the commencement of first phase of Lok Sabha election, Congress’ leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi called upon a conference where he said, “In May 2014, BJP released their previous manifesto and 6 months later in February 2015, they filled an affidavit in Supreme Court saying ‘not possible’.”

What is BJP’s 2019 party manifesto? Singhvi questioned and in response he said, “It consists of nothing that a party aimed to work for public should have in their party’s manifesto.”

Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “Current BJP’s manifesto consists of nothing about agricultural growth and it says nothing about MSP. Previous manifesto had one statement which was ‘Welfare measures for farmers above 60 years of age’, and nothing has been done for making their lives better. And now in 2019, they mentioned, ‘Pensions for farmers’.”

Lok Sabha election manifestos by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congresshave made news for their different approaches to several issues. While on many issues they have made similar promises such as 33% reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies, there are sharp differences on others such as handling of the situation J&K. Below are some of the prominent promises made by each party on major issues.

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