BJP manifesto 2014 released, Narendra Modi makes three promises

I promise that I will leave no stone unturned to accomplish what is being promised, I promise I will never do anything for myself, I will never be vindictive – Narendra Modi

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10:55 am 2014 elections are historic, without precedent – LK Advani

10:52 am I promise that I will leave no stone unturned to accomplish what is being promised, I promise I will never do anything for myself, I will never be vindictive – Narendra Modi

10:55 am Nation has stopped. The manifesto has what it takes to fulfil dreams of the people -Narendra Modi

10:53 am A government must be one that thinks for the poor. A government must work for the poor - Modi

10:52 The country will have to move ahead with zero tolerance towards terrorism - Modi

10:51 am Development should encompass all and good governance should reach the lower strata of thye society – Narendra Modi

10:50 am Good governance and development are at the core of the manifesto – Narendra Modi

10:45 am Manifesto reflects on the problems the country is facing and it responds to those challenges. India is on the verge of a political change – Arun Jaitley

10:43 am Good days are about to come – Sushma Swaraj

10:37 am More than 25 political parties now in alliance with us; this is a sign of confidence in BJP – Rajnath Singh

10:34 am I would like to reaffirm people`s faith in our manifesto. These are not only empty promises. We will fulfil every word in our manifesto – Rajnath Singh

10:31 am Explore all possibilities within framework of constitution to facilitate construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya – BJP manifesto

10:30 am 100 new cities, twin cities and satellite towns. Wi-fi in all pubic places and commercial areas – BJP manifesto

10:29 am Full justice to Seemandhra; development and governance of Telanagana and Seemandhra – BJP manifesto

10:28 am Return of Kashmiri Pandits with full dignity – BJP manifesto

10:27 am `Ek bharat, Shresht Bharat` is the vision of the BJP – Dr Joshi

10:26 am Integrated development of Himalayan region, dedicated fund for Himalayan development – Dr Joshi

10:25 amRegional councils for equitable development of far flung areas – Dr Joshi

10:23 am Commitment to end manual scavenging – housing, water and health facilities in tribal villages – Dr Joshi

10:20 am Equal opportunity to minorities, madarsa modernisation will be a priority area – Dr Joshi

10:17 am Will work to bridge the digital divide between the cities and villages. Multi-country student exchange programmes will be started – Dr Joshi

10:15 am Strong science and technology policy in manifesto – Dr Joshi

10:13 am To initiate a mission mode project to create 50 tourist circuits – Dr Joshi

10:12 am Health care for all has been a area of concern for the country, we will unveil a new health policy and will work towards ensure universal healthcare for all. We build AIIMS in all states – Dr Joshi

10:11 am Improve of border areas and coastal areas to be a priority,; `Sagar Mala` project to connect ports with each other – Dr Joshi

10:10 am High speed rail network to be build across the country – Dr Joshi

10:08 am Will build an agri-rail network to help farmers market their produce effectively – Dr Joshi

10:07 am Housing for all, gas grid across the country, national optic fibre network would also be an area of focus – Dr Joshi

10:05 am Barring multi-brand retails, BJP is in favour of FDI – Dr Joshi

10:02 am Focus on education, improvement of infrastructure, vocational training – Dr Joshi

10:01 am Country has moved backwards in the last 10 years. Manifesto focusses on things that will help the country bounce back - Joshi

10 am The manifesto is aimed to give direction for the country to leap ahead – Dr Joshi

9:55 am Social justice and empowerment of the weaker sections of the society has also been looked at in the manifesto – Dr Joshi

9:55 am Administrative, police and judicial reforms including e-governance have been addressed – Dr Joshi
9:53 am A concept of team India has been put in the manifesto, aimed at building good state-Centre relationship and participatory governance – Dr Joshi

9:52 am Problems faced by the people like price rise and inflation, job creation, corruption and black money have been addressed in the manifesto – Dr Joshi

9:50 am We received more than 1 lakh suggestions on a website created to solicit views on the manifesto. We have taken inputs from all sections of the society – Dr Murli Manohar Joshi

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, party president Rajnath Singh, LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Ravishankar Prasad, Rama Lal, Thawarchand Gehlot and JP Nadda were present on the dais.
Arun Jaitely could not attend the event as he is filing nomination from Amritsar today.

The BJP manifesto committee was headed by Dr Murli Manohar Joshi. Other members of the panel are Yashwant Sinha, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Sushil Kumar Modi, Jual Oram, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Lakshmikanta Chawla, Satpal Malik, Bandaru Dattatreya, Bijoya Chakravarty, Dr Satyanarayan Jatiya, Shanawaz Hussain, Dr Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Kanchan Gupta and Shanmukhanathan. Senior party leader Jaswant Singh, who rebelled against the party over denial of party ticket from Barmer in Rajasthan was also part of the committee.

The BJP manifesto has come on a day when the first of the nine phases is being held in six constituencies in the two northeastern states of Assam and Tripura.

The Election Commission, Sunday, made it clear that there is no bar on a party to release its manifesto on a poll day, but it cannot be publicised or telecast in areas where elections are being held.

"There is no such bar. Election manifesto can be released any time," Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said.