In most of the parties’ proposed pledges, women’s issues have been dwarfed in their importance and have barely received attention.
In fact, most of the votes that BJP secured came from the postal ballots and migrant pandits.
Lone’s Peoples Conference won two out of five seats in Kupwara.
BJP bags all eight constituencies in Pune city.
Significantly, both Gupta and Bansal had contested the Vidhan Sabha elections earlier and faced defeat.
Wooing young voters, Modi accused the Manmohan Singh government for neglecting people in the 18-28 age group in a big way.
Rajnath Singh said BJP would give a “befitting reply” to any neighbouring country which tries to intimidate India along the border.
Maharashtra CM Prithivraj Chavan said BJP PM nominee’s style of functioning has left Corporate India worried.
It also says that the party would “maintain a credible minimum deterrent that is in tune with changing geostatic realities”.
Congress said the opposition party’s talking of minority welfare “is like talking of dracula as head of the blood bank”.
Industry bodies have welcomed other promises made in manifesto like giving a thrust to job creation, tax reforms, growth revival and containing inflation.
By avoiding inflammatory rhetoric on Pakistan in the manifesto, the BJP has sought to dampen the speculation around the world.
Lal Bahadur Shastris son Sunil Shastri is set to join the Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday.
Modi will not be acceptable to people of India,said Digvijaya Singh.
Two senior party leaders,MLA Harsharan Singh Balli and former mayor Savita Gupta resigned from the BJP.