"We believe that Article 35A is an obstacle in the development of the state", the party said, referring to a constitutional provision dating from 1954, and reiterated its long-held desire to abolish occupied Kashmir's autonomous status by scrapping another law known as Article 370.
On the economic front, the party said it aspired to make India the third-largest economy of the world by 2030, adding, "This implies that we commit to make India a Dollars 5 trillion economy by 2025 and USD 10 trillion economy by 2032". "Hence, we have set out 75 goals to be achieved by 2022".
Highlighted under the "Nation First" category of the manifesto, the BJP pledge said that, "we are committed to the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Bill for the protection of individuals of religious minority communities from neighbouring countries escaping persecution".
The saffron party also promised to implement the NRC (National Register of Citizens) in a phased manner in various parts of the country.
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"Let us work towards building a strong and inclusive India, whose citizens are assured of dignity, prosperity, security and opportunity", Modi wrote in the preface of the manifesto.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said while the Congress manifesto had a picture of people on its cover page, the BJP document had only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's picture which reflected the difference in priorities of the two parties.
Surjewala also hit out at the BJP leaders for not taking any questions after releasing the manifesto. That's right! Vivek Oberoi, who is a self-confessed admirer of Narendra Modi, has become the star campaigner of the BJP and has joined the list of several other significant personalities which includes actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and PM Modi himself.
He said the BJP should start packing as people would reject its false promises and throw the party out of power, and that the party should have issued a "maafinama" (apology letter) instead of a "jhansa patra".
The aim is to integrate the state more closely with the rest of the country.