Wed. May 22nd, 2024

BJP manifesto prioritizes UCC implementation and One Nation, One Poll

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BJP manifesto: The Bharatiya Janata Party unveiled its election manifesto, “Sankalp Patra,” for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, emphasizing the upliftment of women, youth, farmers, and the underprivileged. It pledges to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and advocate for ‘One Nation, One Poll’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was joined by BJP President JP Nadda, along with Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and S Jaishankar at the event.

ONE NATION, ONE POLL

The BJP’s 2024 election manifesto highlights “One Nation, One Poll” or “One Nation, One Election,” proposing simultaneous elections for both Lok Sabha and state assemblies across the country.

Last month, the High-Level Committee, chaired by former President Ram Nath Kovind, presented its extensive 18,626-page report on ‘One Nation, One Poll’ to President Droupadi Murmu.

According to the report, out of the 21,558 public responses received by the committee, over 80 percent (17,342) expressed support for the concept of simultaneous elections in India, while only 4,216 responses were opposed to the idea.

We will establish the essential infrastructure and ecosystem to enhance good governance, digital governance, and data governance in the nation,” stated PM Modi. He further affirmed We will proceed with determination towards ‘One Nation, One Election.

UNIFORM CIVIL CODE

Another notable aspect of the saffron camp’s manifesto was the emphasis on implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

In line with its emphasis on good governance, the BJP, akin to ONOP, deems the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code crucial for the nation, stated PM Modi.

In its simplest form, the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) implies a single law applicable to all religious communities concerning various matters like marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, maintenance, etc. While India possesses a uniform criminal code for all its citizens, it lacks uniform civil law.

Article 44 of the Indian Constitution, listed under the Directive Principles of State Policy, states, “The state shall strive to ensure a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for citizens across the nation.”

At the Rising Bharat Summit hosted by CNN-News18 earlier this month, Home Minister Amit Shah remarked, “The issue of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) has been important for the BJP (Jan Sangh) since the 1950s. We firmly believe that in a secular country like India, there should be a single law for everyone.”

Shah further elaborated that the BJP embraced the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) as the “guiding principle,” a belief shared by BR Ambedkar, Sardar Patel, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and Rajendra Prasad. They agreed that the implementation of the UCC should occur at the opportune moment, and the BJP government in Uttarakhand accomplished it.

In February, Uttarakhand became the inaugural state in India to enforce the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

PM MODI SAYS SANKALP PATRA TO BUILD VIKSIT BHARAT.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to the election manifesto committee for their extensive efforts in crafting this remarkable ‘Sankalp Patra’.

He stated that the reason the entire nation is “eagerly awaiting” the party’s manifesto is because “over the past 10 years, the BJP has fulfilled every point of its manifesto as a commitment.”

“This resolution letter empowers the four strong pillars of a developed India – youth power, women power, the impoverished, and farmers,” PM Modi stated, emphasizing that “our focus lies on enhancing the dignity of life, improving quality of life, and generating employment through investment.”

He remarked, “Our emphasis is on ‘Nivesh se Naukri’, and our manifesto mirrors the aspirations of India’s youth.” “Over the past decade, approximately 25 crore people in Bharat have transcended multidimensional poverty, showcasing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s steadfast dedication to an outcome-driven work ethic,” he added.

Modi assures that the free ration scheme will remain in effect for the next five years. We are committed to ensuring that the food plate of the underprivileged is nutritious, fulfilling, and within their means,” the PM stated.

The Ayushman Bharat Scheme will encompass every senior citizen aged 70 years and above, irrespective of their economic status, the prime minister declared.

He emphasized that in the endeavor to uplift the underprivileged, “we will advance with the manifesto pledge to construct an additional three crore houses,” PM Modi affirmed.

As he addressed the release of the BJP’s election manifesto, PM Modi highlighted that the Mudra Yojana loan ceiling, previously set at Rs 10 lakh, will now be doubled to Rs 20 lakh. Additionally, he announced that the limit for the PM Swanidhi Yojana will be raised to Rs 50,000 and extended to tier two and tier three cities.

He remarked that the past decade has been devoted to upholding women’s dignity and creating new opportunities for them. He added that the next five years will witness increased participation and empowerment of women.

Over the past decade, approximately 10 crore women have joined self-help groups. We have resolved to provide training to these women engaged in SHGs in areas such as IT, education, health, retail, and tourism, stated the prime minister. Modi pledges that 3 crore women will become ‘Lakhpati Didis’!  -BJP manifesto

The prime minister remarked, “Over the past 10 years, we have introduced numerous amenities for the disabled.” He further stated, “Disabled individuals will now receive priority in the PM Housing Scheme, with special endeavors aimed at ensuring they obtain housing tailored to their specific requirements.”

He announced that the BJP will introduce the “National Cooperative Policy,” with plans to significantly increase the number of dairy and cooperative societies nationwide.

Modi mentioned that over 2 crore small farmers, who contribute to producing essential food, will receive special benefits. He highlighted the importance of prioritizing essential food production to establish India as a “Global Nutrition Hub.”

The prime minister stated that after delivering on the promise of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the government will now focus on implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), a significant commitment outlined in the BJP’s election manifesto.

PM Modi announced that following the June 4 results, efforts on drafting the BJP’s Sankalp Patra will commence promptly. He added The government has already initiated work on the 100-day action plan.

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BJP’S PRIMARY GOALS FOR THE 2024 ELECTION MANIFESTO

  • The saffron camp prioritizes empowering more “Lakhpati Didis” and pledges to eliminate electricity bills through the PM Surya Ghar Yojana.
  • The party announced that 2025 will be designated as the “Janjaatiya Year.” One of the key focal points in the BJP’s election manifesto is the implementation of “One Nation, One Election” and the establishment of a “single electoral roll.”
  • The party strives to elevate the nation to become the world’s third-largest economy.
  • The BJP manifesto established the objective of positioning India as a “global manufacturing hub.”
  • The manifesto discusses ‘Virasat Se Vikas’ and proposes the global celebration of Ramayan Utsav, with a commitment to enhance development in Ayodhya.
  • This manifesto also addresses issues such as enacting laws to prevent paper leaks, reforming education policies, and aiming to host the Olympics in 2036.
  • The manifesto assures the creation of three crore additional “Lakhpati Didis”. It strives to raise awareness about cervical cancer, increase the number of women’s washrooms, and enact the Mahila Shakti Vandan Act.
  • In its manifesto, the BJP has pledged to enforce the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
  • Migrant laborers and individuals in similar categories will be connected to the e-Shram portal, allowing them to verify the benefits offered through it.
  • The BJP has also emphasized its commitment to securing a permanent seat for India at the United Nations Security Council. -BJP manifesto
  • The manifesto addresses the issue of waiting lists and pledges to resolve it. Additionally, it promises to introduce a Bullet train in the North East.
  • The manifesto aims to expand 5G technology and foster the development of 6G.
  • Every citizen aged 70 years and above will receive free healthcare under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
  • The transgender community will be acknowledged and incorporated into the Ayushman Yojana.
  • The loan limit under the Mudra Yojana will be raised from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
  • On the 105th birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Jan Jatiya Gaurav Diwas will be commemorated.
  • In the realm of space exploration, the manifesto outlines India’s plans to send a man to the moon and establish the Bharatiya Antariksh Station.

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