Lok Sabha Election 2019 Highlights: BJP President Monday evening visited senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi at their residence, news agency ANI was quoted as saying. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and other top leaders including Rajnath Singh Monday released the party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha elections 2019. Calling them “75 promises for India@75,” the party said the “Sankalp Patra” reflected “people’s Mann Ki Baat.” Few of the promises made by the party include – abrogation of Article 370, annulling Article 35A, passing Citizenship Amendment Bill, forming Triple Talaq law, doubling farmers’ income by 2022, Housing for all by 2022 and doubling the length of National Highways by 2022.
While some parties like the Shiv Sena welcomed the BJP manifesto, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, NCP President Sharad Pawar and BSP chief Mayawati criticised it. The Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) released its manifesto Monday afternoon, promising reservation for SC’s, ST’s and OBC’s. A Congress spokesperson said today that party president Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination from Amethi on Wednesday. In Mumbai, Milind Deora, Urmila Matondkar, Priya Dutt and Sanjay Nirupam filed their nominations. Meanwhile, in Arunachal Pradesh, CM Pema Khandu who is seeking a third consecutive term from the Mukto Assembly seat, is the richest among 184 candidates contesting polls in the state.
On agenda today | BJP manifesto release at 11 am; Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka’s rallies today: 11.15 am – Saharanpur, 1.45 pm – Shamli, 3.30 pm – Bijnor.