High voter turnout was recorded
at Karnataka at 69% for the general elections 2019.
General Elections 2019 :
After a non-stop campaign for
about a month, the remaining 14 seat out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the State of
Karnataka went to polls in the second and final phase on 23rd . The battle lines outlined for a bipolar
contest between the ruling coalition partners Congress-JD(S) and the BJP.
The Election Commission of India
announced that the voting turnout was 68.6%.
Record voting at Mandya :
Karnataka recorded 68.6%
surpassing the previous best record of 67.6% recorded during General Elections
Mandya constituency broke all
records. Mandya recorded 80% of voting. The previous highest voting record was held
by Dakshina Kannada at 77.15% in 2014.
In 1984 elections Mandya had polled 77.13%.
In the Second phase Chikkodi had
the highest turnout with 71.79% while Raichur had the lowest with 53.30%
II Phase voting turnout :
The constituency-wise breakdown
of turnout is as follows ;
Chikkodi – 69.43%
Belgaum – 58.72%
Bagalkot – 65.77%
Bijapur – 60.28%
Gulbarga – 53.74%
Raichur – 56.90%
Koppal – 63.43%
Bellary – 63.40%
Haveri – 63.22%
Dharwad – 64.89%
Uttara Kannada – 69.38%
Davanagere – 66.70%
Shimogga – 68.65%
In the first phase on 18 April, 14 constituencies in the southern part of the state covering old Mysuru region and a couple of coastal districts had gone to the polls, recording an overall voter turnout of 68.81 per cent.
BJP (the Bharatiya Janata Party) Manifesto for Lok Sabha elections 2019 is
been released. The BJP has been active
in public sphere for decades guided by the ideological foundation laid down by
Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee and carried forward by Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya
through his mission of Antyodaya (Garib Kalyan) .
This document is a compendium of BJP’s promises and commitments that the party make to fellow citizens who stand with the party on the journey of development.
This vision document of BJP is the vision of an uninterrupted journey upon which the party had embarked with the blessings of the people in 2014. This vision document is BJP’s plan of action for achieving the objectives and to fulfil the aspirations of every Indian.
Nation First :
Zero-Tolerance Approach to Terrorism : This is exemplified by the Surgical Strikes
and the Air Strikes carried out recently.
National Security :
Self-reliance in defence sector
Welfare of Soldiers
Modernization of Police Forces :
Modernizing the Central Armed Police Forces to
further increase their capacity and
readiness and enable them to effectively combat internal security challenges.
Providing assistance to the states to upgrade their
police forces through the ‘Scheme for Modernization of Police Forces’.
Combating Infiltration :
There has been a huge change in the cultural and
linguistic identity of some areas due to illegal immigration, resulting in an
adverse impact on local people’s livelihood and employment.
To undertake effective steps to prevent illegal
immigration in the North-Eastern States.
A pilot project on the use of technology to strengthen border security (Smart Fencing) was implemented in Dhubri (Assam). Will
implement this on all borders.
Reinforcing border security :
Focus on creation of developmental and other
necessary infrastructure in border areas to ensure that border security is
strengthened, and to enable increased participation of and benefits for border areas
in the country’s development and progress.
Building six integrated check-posts with another
under construction to facilitate easier trade and travel from the neighboring
countries. Easing the movement of goods and people by
constructing 14 more integrated check-posts by 2024. After completion of all the proposed integrated
check-posts, all trade movement with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan will be
conducted through the integrated check-posts.
Coastal safety :
After effectively strengthening coastal security
through implementation of a coastal security scheme to provide modern equipment
and allocating funds to the states for establishing coastal police stations,
establishment of National Committee for Strengthening Maritime & Coastal
Security, Island Information System and National Academy of Coastal Policing.
Combating left wing extremism :
Strong actions to reduce left wing extremism to a very large extent and limited them to small pockets. We are committed to taking necessary and effective steps against left wing extremism to eliminate this menace in the next 5 years. In the last 5 years, the party has focused on the development of economic and social infrastructure such as roads, mobile towers, schools and medical facilities in the tribal areas affected by left wing extremism and BJP will continue to make efforts in this direction.
Jammu & Kashmir – Article 370 :
Necessary action to ensure peace in Jammu and Kashmir through decisive actions and a firm policy. The BJP party is committed to overcome all obstacles that come in the way of development and provide adequate financial resources to all the regions of the state. We reiterate our position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370.
Doubling Farmer’s income :
At the very beginning of our current term, Prime Minister
Modi embarked on a mission to double farmers’ income. We will make all efforts
to achieve this goal by 2022.
Welfare of Farmers :
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to all – have launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to ensure financial support to farmers owning land up to 2 hectares. We will further expand the coverage of the scheme to all the farmers in the country.
Pension for small and marginal farmers – will launch a pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers in the country so as to ensure social security to them on reaching 60 years of age.
Rs. 25 lakh crore investment in Agri-rural sector – are committed to making an investment of Rs. 25 lakh crore to improve the productivity of the farm sector.
Interest-free Kisan Credit Card loans – BJP will provide short -term new agriculture loans up to Rs. 1 lakh at a 0% interest rate for 1-5 years on the condition of prompt repayment of the principal amount.
Voluntary enrollment in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana – Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana has ensured risk mitigation and provided insurance cover for all farmers and will make enrolment of farmers under the scheme voluntary.
Empowering Farmers through Policies – will work towards reducing all agricultural imports and institute a predictable export and import policy with a built-in mechanism for encouraging exports and discouraging imports.
Assurance of Quality Seeds – We will ensure timely availability of improved seeds of promising varieties at affordable rates with doorstep testing facilities.
Development of Agri-allied sectors :
Oilseeds Mission – We will launch a new mission
to achieve self-sufficiency in oil seeds
and other agri-products.
Warehouse Network across the Country – will
build an efficient storage and transport
mechanism for agriculture produce
To ensure greater promotion and increase
profitability under organic farming.
National Bee-keeping and Honey Mission: will launch a National Bee-keeping and Honey
Mission to ensure additional returns to the farmers and l double the honey
production from the present 11,500 MT by developing infrastructural facilities
and providing marketing support.
Expanding Irrigation in Mission Mode :
The party has completed work on the long-pending 31 irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and work will soon be completed on the remaining 68 projects in phases up to December 2019. Continuing efforts to developing irrigation, will further expand Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana to realize 100% irrigation potential of the country within a defined time-frame.
BJP will bring one crore hectares agricultural land under micro-irrigation, this would be supplemented with ‘fertigation’ to promote judicious use of fertilizers.
Recognizing the role of cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) can play in ensuring better market linkages and opportunities in the agricultural sector and we are committed to support and strengthen them.
BJP Will enable the creation of 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) by 2022 to ensure economies of scale for farmers regarding access to inputs and markets.
To cater to the needs of big cities BJP will set up a mechanism of direct marketing of vegetables, fruits, dairy and fishery products through farmers’ cooperative organizations so as to ensure better price return to the farmers.
Convergence of Agriculture and Technology :
BJP will create a mobile app based system for promoting the availability of agri-implements on rental/custom hiring basis.
Will extensively use technology to ensure a better knowledge of the market prices of various agro-products for the benefit of farmers.
Will enable development of young agri-scientists to take advantage of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain technology, Big Data analytics etc. for more predictive and profitable precision agriculture
View solar energy as an additional source of income for farmers and will encourage solar farming on a massive scale so as to enable the ‘Annadaata’(food provider) to become ‘Urja-daata’ (energy provider).
Digitization of Land Records – On the lines of Aadhaar project, we will complete digitization of land records on a mission mode. We will implement second-generation land reforms to ensure title guarantee for the landholder and reduce land-related litigation. We will create a model law for conclusive titling (in consultation with states) promoting title guarantee and title insurance and work with States to implement this system.
Animal Husbandry :
Have given utmost importance to the dairy sector and have established Kamdhenu Aayog for the conservation of indigenous species of cattle. Will establish a network of mobile veterinary dispensaries to provide doorstep service to farmers.
Will roll out a model programme for periodic health checkup of all cattle and other domestic animals at the district level with the help of veterinary experts from the public and private sector.
BJP will expand the coverage of immunization and eliminate Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis.
Will launch a National Feed and Fodder Mission to eliminate the shortage of fodder.
Fisheries – Blue revolution :
Will launch ‘Matsya Sampada Yojana’ with an allocation of Rs. 10,000 crores to ensure availability of storage and marketing tools and infrastructure like ice-boxes, cold storages, ice-plants etc. for small and traditional Fishermen.
BJP will promote aquaculture through easy access to credit.
Will facilitate farming of sea-weed, pearl as well as ornamental Fish to ensure a better return to the Fishermen.
Will bring all Fishermen under the ambit of all welfare programmes and social security schemes with expanded coverage for accident insurance.
On the Path of Gram Swaraj :
Saashray (Housing) – will ensure a pucca house
to every family who are either living in a kuchha house or have no access to
housing by 2022.
Sujal (Drinking Water) – will launch ‘Jal Jivan
Mission’ under which we will introduce a special program, ‘Nal se Jal’ to ensure
piped water connection to every household by 2024.
Suchna se Sashaktikaran (Digital connectivity
through Bharatnet) – will ensure that every Gram Panchayat is connected through
a high speed optical ªbre network by 2022.
Sadak se Samriddhi (Road connectivity) – will
launch a massive ‘Rural Road Upgradation Programme’ to connect centres of
education, healthcare centres, and markets with hinterlands to promote rural
Swachhata se Sampannata (Swachh Bharat Mission)
– will ensure 100% disposal of liquid waste water and reuse of waste water.
India as the World’s 3rd Largest Economy :
Roadmap for 5 trillion dollar economy :
India was branded as ‘fragile five’ in 2014. Within five years, we have turned India into a bright spot that is not only the fastest growing major economy of the world but also enjoys macroeconomic stability. We have already become the world’s sixth largest economy and will soon be among the top five. The party aspire to make India the third largest economy of the world by 2030. This implies that we commit to make India a US $ 5 trillion economy by 2025 and US $ 10 trillion economy by 2032.
When compared to all governments post-1991, this government has delivered the highest rate of average GDP growth (7.3%) over the last five years and maintained lowest rate of average consumer inflation (4.6%). The consumer in action is presently at 2.6%. This has been achieved with lower fiscal deficits and significantly lower current account deficit as a percentage of GDP. Average fiscal deficit as a percentage of GDP during 2014-19 has been brought down to 3.7% from 5.4% during 2009-14. Reduction in fiscal deficit of this order implies less burden of debt on future generations by almost Rs.16 lakh crores. Average Current account deficit as a percentage of GDP during this government has been reduced to 1.5% from 3.3% during 2009-14.
Tax policy :
Economic policy has been guided by the principle
of lowering the tax rate and improving compliance; thereby broadening of the
tax base. With improved compliance and increased tax base, the tax to GDP ratio
has reached 12%, highest in the recent past, up from 10.1% in 2013-14. This
increased revenue has been deployed for benefits to the poor and creation of
infrastructure at an unprecedented level. We will continue with our policy in
the similar manner – lowering of tax rate thereby rewarding honest tax payers
and improving compliance.
Goods & services tax
Goods and Service Tax (GST) has resulted in
overall lowering of tax rates and increased revenue collection, particularly
for States. When compared to base year of 2015-16, GST revenue for all states
have increased by 50% in three years. We will continue with the simplication of
GST process by engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders.
Promoting Yoga globally :
BJP will further continue efforts to promote Yoga globally as the world celebrates 21st June as the International Yoga Day. We will promote Yoga as a vital method to achieve physical wellness and spiritual rejuvenation across the globe and will continue to work towards training of Yoga practitioners. We will undertake a rapid expansion of Yoga health hubs, Yoga tourism and research in Yoga.
Rs.100 lakh crore investment :
While social security net for the poor and
farmers will be expanded, we will take up capital investment in the country to
a new height. By 2024, we will make capital investment of Rs.100 lakh crore in
the infrastructure sector. We recognize that investment driven growth requires
cheaper cost of capital. By anchoring inflation at 4% and cleaning up our
banking system we have created the space for structural reduction in the cost
of capital. This will not only help infrastructure investment but investment
also in the wider economy. Thus, new India will be built on the basis of
investment driven growth.
Make in India :
With the aim of developing India into a knowledge based, skill supported and technology driven society, we have launched the ‘Make in India’ campaign. A beginning has already been made through our initiatives like Digital India, Startup India and Skill India. To bring in fast and inclusive growth, we have also carried out substantial reforms in the last few years in terms of de-regulation and delicensing, with an aim to improve ease of doing business. More than 90% FDI approvals are now through the automatic route. FDI has grown by almost 50% in the last five years. Similarly, implementation of One Nation, One Tax through GST has brought all businesses under single tax net.
Making India a global manufacturing hub – as the party position India as a global manufacturing hub over the next five years.
Micro, small and medium enterprises :
A special package was launched by the Government
to boost the MSME sector. The Credit Guarantee Scheme of the Government of
India is an important component wherein loans to MSME are guaranteed. Under
this alone, the credit of around Rs.19,000 crore was achieved in 2017-18. Would
aim to take this figure to Rs.1,00,000
crore by 2024.
Technology access and upgradation are key
elements in the MSME sector. The government
has taken a major step in expanding of ‘Technology Centres’ and would achieve
more than 150 such centres all over the country by 2024. These Technology
Centres would help in mentoring skilling and prototyping of MSMEs. They will
expose MSMEs to Artificial l Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things, Virtual
Reality, BlockChain technology and Zero
Defect Zero Effect.
The Technology Centres, other skilling centres
of MSMEs and NSICs incubation centres alone would provide focussed and high
level skilling to more than 6 lakh people per year.
Welfare of Small Traders –
Will establish National Traders’ Welfare Board
and create a National Policy for Retail Trade for the growth of retail
To protect the interests of small traders, we
will provide an accident insurance of 10 lakh rupees to all the traders
registered under GST.
On the lines of Kisan credit card, we will also
create a scheme to give merchant credit card to registered merchants.
Entrepreneurship & StartUps :
To encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth, we will launch a new scheme to provide collateral-free credit up to 50 lakh for entrepreneurs. We will guarantee 50% of the loan amount for female entrepreneurs and 25% of the loan amount for male entrepreneurs.
India is now among the largest Startup ecosystems of the world. Will further strengthen this ecosystem by:
Easing regulatory requirement for start-ups
Targeting time spent for tax compliance at 1 hour per month
Facilitating establishment of 50,000 new Startups in the nation by 2024
Creating 100 Innovation Zones in Urban Local Bodies
Selling up 500 new incubators and accelerators by 2024
Initiating ranking of Central Ministries, departments, State Governments and CPSUs for their increased engagement with start-ups and in bringing in innovation and newer technologies and global practices and skills.
BJP will continue to promote and encourage Startups through creation of a ‘Seed Startup Fund’ of Rs. 20,000 crore.
Will support entrepreneurial ventures started by individuals from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Communities, or Economically Weaker Sections and take forward the ‘Standup India’ initiative.
BJP will set-up new ‘Entrepreneurial Northeast’ scheme to provide Financial support to the micro, small and medium industries and for employment generation in the North-eastern state.
Using Tourism to Cluster Services :
Within the services sector, tourism will be
special focus because it brings together many different service segments.
Will identify special places of cultural or natural importance in order to develop them as comprehensive
destinations instead of leaving them as isolated sites. This requires that we
look at transpoĒ connection, heritage conservation, hotels, restaurants,
entertainment and other services in an
integrated way. We will make an effort
to ensure that all these services interconnect. Therefore, the
government will make sure that schemes/ agencies such as Swachh Bharat, ASI,
forest department and local government work together with the travel and
hospitality industry. All UNESCO heritage sites in India will be upgraded to
international level facilities.
eastern states and our Island/coastal areas will be developed while
being sensitive to conserving their ecological uniqueness. Similarly, places of
cultural importance will be developed
while maintaining their unique heritage. As we have recently demonstrated by
projects in Varanasi, an effort will be
made to upgrade these sites while being sensitive to their historical/cultural
Transparent economy :
Will continue our crackdown on Benami properties
and illegal foreign bank accounts to benefit
honest taxpayers and the poor of the country. We will also expedite our
actions to bring fugitive economic offenders back to India and prosecute them
for their crimes.
International Trade :
BJP Will ensure faster customs clearance of international cargo by relaxing clearance procedures, introducing self-declaration etc and adopting new scanning technology. Will also provide adequate financial and institutional support for exporters and export organizations to build capacity and equip them with adequate information to ensure unhindered exports.
Foundation for New India :
Will aim at next generation infrastructure which will include gas grids and water grids, i-ways, regional airports and way side amenities along National highways.
BJP will continue the fast pace with more and more public and private investment and efficient ground level management on building of infrastructure further and to improve the quality of life and enhance the ease of living.
In addition to ensuring efficiency in the economy this will also lead to creation of a large number of jobs and livelihood opportunities.
Ensuring Urban Development :
Through the development of infrastructure and
connectivity, we will ensure the further
development of suburban townships and new urban centres.
Will set up five regional centres of excellence
on urban issues. These centres will provide support to states and local bodies on issues of urban
governance and growth.
Urban Mobility –
will launch a National Urban Mobility Mission to provide technology
based urban mobility solutions to all urban local bodies and increase the use
of public transport , enhance walkability and cycle use. Under this mission, we
will incentivize cities to integrate the public transport systems such as
metro, local trains and local buses with the private service providers in the
sector such as, private bus operator, private taxi operator, the auto-rickshaw,
e-rickshaw services, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure for a seamless and
smooth last mile connectivity. Will also promote a common mobility card/
ticketing across different rent modes of transport.
In the next five
years, will ensure that 50 cities are covered with a strong metro
Swachh Bharat Mission :
Have constructed over 9 crore toilets under our flagship program, Swachh Bharat Mission. Will take the Mission to a new level through sustainable Solid Waste Management in every village. Through the mission, we will ensure 100% disposal of liquid waste through emphasis on faecal sludge management and reuse of waste water in rural, peri urban and unsewered areas.
BJP ill ensure that all habitations attain open defecation free status and those that have retained the status sustain the behavioural change.
Jal Shakthi :
Water is a critical resource but its management
is spread across various departments, even at the Central level. We will form a
new Ministry of Water unifying the water management functions to approach the
issue of water management holistically and ensure better coordination of
efforts. The Ministry will expeditedly take forward the ambitious program,
conceptualized by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for linking rivers from different
parts of the country and ensure a solution to the problems of drinking water
and irrigation. We will initiate work on this program by constituting an
Will launch ‘Jal Jivan Mission’ under which we
will introduce a special program, ‘Nal se Jal’ to ensure piped water for every
household by 2024.
Will ensure sustainability of water supply
through special focus on conservation of rural water bodies and ground water
Road Connectivity :
In continuation to our existing milestone of constructing roads at an unprecedented pace, we will construct 60,000 kms of National Highways in the next five years.
Will double the length of National Highways by 2022.
Will complete the Phase-1 of Bharatmala Project expeditiously. We will also launch Bharatmala 2.0 project especially with a view to support the states to develop state road networks connecting the interior regions to the main roads and to effectively leverage the economic potential and market opportunities of the concerned regions.
BJP will bring in new technologies and designs in road construction, operation and maintenance.
Want to become a world leader in e-mobility. 10,000 crores have already been allocated to launch a program for promoting clean energy and battery operated vehicles. We will further work on this front to ensure expansion of this new mobility experience.
Have made all efforts to make the experience of rail journey safe, smooth, clean and satisfying and have achieved great results. We will continue the pace of work in this regard and encourage private participation in the development of railway amenities and infrastructure and provision of services.
Will ensure conversion of all viable rail tracks to broad gauge by 2022.
Will make all efforts to ensure electrification of all railway tracks by 2022.
Will expand connectivity and experience of high speed trains and new version trains such as Vande Bharat Express across the length and breadth of the country in the next five years.
Will complete the dedicated freight corridor project by 2022.
BJP will launch a massive program for modernization of railway stations in the country.
Will equip all main railway stations with Wi-Fi facility by 2022.
Establishment of new airports :
In 2014 there were 65 functional airports and
there are a total of 101 functional airports today. In the next five years, we
will double the number of functional airports.
Coastal development :
Potential of coastal development for
transportation, tourism and for economic upliftment of coastal communities has
remained unexploited in the country. To exploit this potential fully, we have
launched the Sagarmala program and will ensure speedy completion of the
projects under this program.
Will double our port capacity in the next five
Will further encourage integrated development of
coastal areas including coastal cities, coastal transport and coastal
Will undertake the upgradation of infrastructure
for connecting the coast and hinterland to ensure smooth transportation.
will continue to focus on development of inland
waterways for shifting inland cargo movement from road and rail to water
Party had made a commitment to provide 24×7
electricity to all and the country has substantially attained the goal. All
remaining villages have been electrified. Similarly, almost all remaining households
have been provided with an electricity connection. Thus, we are near completion
of our promise in a record time. We will further work towards completing any
unfinished task in this regard.
Exceptional work has been done in adding to the
electricity generated and in laying down of transmission lines and in putting
up the nationwide transmission grid. With these milestone achievements, India
can now claim that quantum of or access to electricity is no longer an issue.
India has become a global champion in addressing
the issues of climate change through effective
and feasible interventions. We have achieved cumulative installed
renewable energy capacity of 76.87 GW as on February, 2019 and are on track to
achieve our goal of 175 GW by 2022. We will continue our efforts in this regard and make it a popular
movement. We will further make all efforts to invite other countries of the
world to become members of the International Solar Alliance.
Digital Connectivity :
Every Gram Panchayat will be connected with high
speed optical fibre network by 2022. Through village level high speed broadband
services, we will provide a range of services such as telemedicine,
tele-education and agriculture related advisories.
Health for All :
Making Healthcare Accessible :
While providing annual health cover of Rs. 5 lakh to 10.74 crore poor families under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana under Ayushman Bharat, we also initiated a programme to set up 1,50,000 Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) by 2022. Till date 17,150 HWCs have become functional. We will take up the program of HWCs to next level. We will target provisioning of telemedicine and diagnostic laboratory facilities at these HWCs by 2022 to ensure quality primary medical care to the poor at his doorstep.
BJP will create an essential devices list and a separate pricing policy for medical devices to ensure their accessibility and affordability to masses.
Strengthening Health Infrastructure :
With our initiatives, we have successfully
reached the stage of ensuring one Medical College for every three Parliamentary
Constituencies. We will take it forward and set up one Medical College or Post
Graduate Medical College in every district, through public or private
participation, by 2024. To start with 75
such Medical Institutes will be set up by 2022. This would ensure availability
and accessibility of quality secondary and tertiary medical care to the
citizens across the diverse landscape of our country.
In a mere span of 5 years, we have increased the
number of MBBS seats by 18,000 and that of Postgraduate Medical seats by
12,000. We would further accelerate the
pace of reforms in medical education sector so as to ensure transparency on one
hand and improved doctor: population ratio on the other hand. With our
efforts we will double the number of
MBBS and Specialist doctors in the country by 2024 as compared to the work done
from 1947 till 2014. Further, we will also accelerate the reforms in
para-medical education sector so as to increase the availability of nurses, pharmacists
and other paramedical personnel.
Will also accelerate the reforms in paramedical
education sector so as to increase the availability of nurses, pharmacists and
other paramedical personnel.
Immunization and Nutrition :
BJP will endeavour to make the National Nutrition Mission a mass movement and strengthen infrastructure and capacity in all Anganwadis.
The Mission Indradhanush program has ensured full immunization of 3.39 crore children and 87.18 lakh pregnant mothers. Further, the annual increase in the rate of immunization has jumped from 1% per year to 6% per year. Continuing this pace, we will ensure full immunization coverage for all the children and pregnant women by 2022.
Eliminating Tuberculosis :
Tuberculosis claims more lives every year than any
other infectious disease. As on today, more than 25 lakh citizens are suffering
from TB while over 3 lakh persons die due to TB every year. The disease mainly
affects the poor and malnourished. We
have rolled out a Special Mission to eliminate TB from India by 2025. We will
ensure this becomes a success much ahead of the target given in Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Governance :
Simultaneous Elections :
The party is committed to the idea of
simultaneous elections for Parliament, State assemblies and local bodies to
reduce expenditure, ensure efficient utilization of government resources and
security forces and for effective policy
planning. We will try to build consensus on this issue with all parties.
Single Voter List – In order to ensure that
every citizen gets the right to exercise his/her franchise for all public
bodies and to avoid confusion created by multiple voter lists, we will strive
to ensure a common voter list for all elections.
Corruption-free Bharath :
In order to curb corruption, the Modi government
has taken many effective steps such as enacting the Fugitive Economic Offenders
Act,2018, Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act,2018, and the Benami
Transaction Prohibition (Amendment) Act, 2016. We have eliminated inertia in
the government by ensuring decisive actions under the leadership of Prime
Minister Modi and will continue to make efforts to ensure more effective
governance and transparent decision making.
Civil Service and Governance Reforms :
To transform India into a developed nation, we need to work with the guiding principle of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance” and we will bring reform in the Civil Services and implement it in a manner to achieve the same. In order to ensure better implementation of policies and coordination, we will merge similar and complementary departments into sectoral ministries. This will allow policymakers to frame holistic and comprehensive policies on the one hand and ensure smooth implementation on the other.
BJP will continue to implement the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in a focused manner to build the capacity of members of Panchayati Raj Institutions and ensure effective delivery of schemes at the grassroots.
Police reforms :
Police is the most basic and key functionary
affecting the people’s life. An effective policing and peaceful law and order
is the key to growth and development. Our present police and policing is based
upon the colonial police force and there is a need to change and transform the
police according to the challenges of the 21st century. Therefore, we will
bring Police Reform. We will formulate a ‘Model Police Act’ in consultation
with the States to have a pro-people citizen friendly police. This will take
the Indian policing at par with its contemporaries anywhere in the world.
Judicial Reforms :
BJP will work towards simplifying procedural laws, encouraging mediation and strengthening judicial and court management system in order to increase accessibility.
Making India the centre of arbitration – We will increase the number of Alternative Dispute Resolution forums to ensure avenues for quick disposal of matters. Will also take all necessary steps to make India a hub of arbitration services.
International Financial Services Centre Authority :
In order to establish India as a hub of
financial services, we will expedite the enactment of legislation for creating
an International Financial Services Centre Authority which will put in place a
robust regulatory framework. We will continue and further increase the ongoing incentives
to expand digital transactions.
Implementing Cooperative Federalism Effectively :
The party has
set an example of inclusive federal governance through steps such as the
creation of NITI Aayog, establishment of the GST council and restructuring of
central schemes in line with our pledge of cooperative federalism. We will
continue to pursue this course by ensuring greater involvement of the states in
all aspects of policy making and governance thereby strengthening federalism.
We will also ensure implementation of the 14th Finance Commission’s
Ease of Living :
BJP will set up a committee for Easing Citizens’ Interactions with Government (CECIG) to work with experts in reforming citizen’s interface with Government across domains such as taxes, business compliance, rules and regulations for greater simplicity and ease.
To empower citizens and ensure time-bound delivery of public services, we will explore every avenue to implement the Right to Service.
Science and Technology :
The future belongs to Science and Technology and
the use of technology for development of people. We will launch a new Science
Mission for development of cutting edge technologies and future technologies
with two submissions, specifically focused on (a) artificial l intelligence
mission and (b) robotic research mission with the aim to leapfrog into the
future world of cutting edge technologies.
Our first agenda is our people. Today much of
our S&T investment is in central institutions. We will aim to spread this
to the 95% of students who attend state government institutions also. This will
be done by investment from the government through a National Research
Foundation in partnership with States. Industry investment in R&D will also
be enhanced, in partnership with our network of national laboratories.
Will launch a Language Translation Mission that
will enable ready translation of English text in Science & Technology and
humanities in any of our languages. This will take the best works, bilingually,
to every student in the country.
Will initiate a genome mission for human health
that will bring the latest diagnosis and treatment to our entire population
through frugal innovation.
Will explore the diversity of our oceans, have a
human crewed submersible going to the deepest oceans that will facilitate
sustainable use of resources. With a thrust on non-fossil fuels, our research
mission in this area will reduce imports and make India a leader in new
The supercomputer, Artificial Intelligence and
Quantum Missions will make India not only Industry 5.0 ready but also a leader.
The Swachh Bharat mission has transformed one side of Swachhata. Now we will
get the latest technologies to transform Waste to Energy and Wealth in a major
mission. We will also strive towards semiconductor manufacturing within the
achieving unprecedented success through Mission Shakti, the party is
committed to ensuring that ‘Gaganyaan’ successfully demonstrates scientific
capabilities of executing a manned mission in space. We will start the ‘National Program for Rapid Research in
Socially Contextual Technologies’ to create research paths in desirable
technologies and to manage financing of such projects in coordination with the
Forest and Environment :
Have ensured speed and effectiveness in issuing
forest and environmental clearances for eligible projects due to which we have
added around 9000 Sq. Kms to the forest cover of the country. We are
committed to maintaining this pace
through adoption of cleaner practises to make our nation a greener country.
Have evolved technologically better strategies
and devices to map the level of pollution in cities and rivers and have taken
effective steps to reduce the level of pollution in major cities, including the
national capital. Will convert the National Clean Air Plan into a Mission and
we will focus on 102 most polluted cities in the country. Through concerted
action, we will reduce the level of pollution in each of the mission cities by
at least 35% over the next five years.
Have continuously protected and promoted the
interest of forest dwellers particularly the tribal communities. We have
endeavoured to provide basic amenities, such as roads, telephone connectivity
and cooking gas connection in addition to houses and toilets, at the doorstep
of people living in remotest forest areas. We are committed to continuing our
work in this direction.
Protecting the Himalayas :
BJP will ensure the Himalayan States are provided special financial assistance in the form of a ‘Green Bonus’ to facilitate the protection and promotion of forests in those states.
Focusing on Island territories :
Have taken important steps such as establishing
the Island Development Authority to ensure the overall development of the
island regions. We will continue to focus on these areas given their economic
potential and strategic importance.
Will preserve the unique identity of
Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands and build a world class infrastructure
compatible with the local ecosystem. We will focus on fully developing the
potential of tourism in these islands to bring transformational improvement in
the standard of living and income of the residents.
Focusing on Union Territories :
Will develop Union Territories as models of
development and good governance, and ensure the highest quality of living,
citizen services and infrastructure for the residents of Union Territories.
Development of Northern States :
Have ensured that the insurgency in the
North-eastern States is brought under control and the security situation in
these states improved significantly. We will leverage this situation to ensure
accelerated development of the North-eastern states.
Will continue to focus on the development of
infrastructure and improved connectivity in this region to ensure that the
North-eastern states duly participate in
the economic progress of the country. We will continue to take the necessary
steps to leverage the tremendous potential of hydroelectric, tourism, horticulture
etc in the North-eastern states.
The party is committed to ensure that the unique
linguistic, cultural and social identity of the North-eastern States is
adequately protected and take steps to ensure the same.
Yuva Bharat – Tomorrow’s India :
Creating Opportunities for Youth :
BJP will create new opportunities of employment by providing more support to the 22 major ‘Champion Sectors’ identified as the main drivers of Indian economy. We will optimally leverage the untapped employment-generation of potential of sectors such as defence and pharmaceuticals to take advantage of the opportunities available in domestic and foreign markets.
Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups- To encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth.
Youth In Governance :
Engaging Youth with Society – To ensure increased
participation of youth in our society.
Youth in Urban Governance – will support a large scale internship program for the
youth in urban local bodies, matching skills needed by the local bodies and
providing the young with much needed understanding of urban issues.
BJP will map state and district-wise sport talent and strengths, recognize the traditional sporting practices and focus on the promotion of special sports in special regions.
The government has taken comprehensive steps to develop the culture of sports in the country through the ‘Khelo India’ scheme, and we will continue to provide adequate resources under this scheme to ensure the achievement of declared objectives. Under this scheme, special attention will be given to encourage sporting talent among women and tribals.
In order to further promote sports will introduce practical sports courses as part of the educational curriculum and also establish a National Sports Education Board for the development of sports persons.
Will support the creation of a mini-stadium in each sub-district, with the participation of state governments, to encourage sports and to make sporting infrastructure available in the rural areas.
Will formulate a mechanism to ensure that the capacity of existing sporting infrastructure is easily accessible for use of sports persons and new models including PPP will be explored to ensure maintenance and management of such assets.
Will promote the Fit India campaign as an integral part of building a culture of sports in India and will consistently undertake necessary steps to encourage broader awareness and participation in the campaign.
Education for All :
Primary and Secondary Education :
Having achieved access and equity in school education, our emphasis will now be on quality of learning. Have already identified learning outcomes for various classes and our priority in the next five years will be to ensure that children achieve these learning outcomes. Will focus on teachers training and capacity building as a key factor in achieving these learning outcomes.
We consider it our duty to provide a conducive environment for talented children in our country to facilitate them to unleash their talent. For this, we will initiate a ‘Prime Minister Innovative Learning Program’ to bring together such children for a certain period in a year in one place from all over the country and provide them with facilities and resources for them to excel. This would instill a culture of lateral thinking and innovation among them.
BJP will establish National Institutes of Teachers’ training. These institutions would provide four-year integrated courses that would set the standards for quality teachers in our schools. We will also motivate States to replicate this model as it is our firm belief that quality teachers lay the foundation of quality learning.
We are committed to using technology in classrooms and in imparting education. Will move ahead to provide smart classes to our children in schools. To begin with, we will initiate this process in the secondary classrooms.
Kendriya Vidayalalas and Navodaya Vidayalas have done yeoman service in the field of school education. In order to cater to the demands of more such schools, we aim to open another 200 such schools by 2024.
Higher Education :
BJP will take all necessary steps to increase the number of seats in Central Law, Engineering, Science and Management institutions by at least 50% in the next five years. We will also motivate States to accordingly increase the number of seats in State institutions.
We have given due emphasis to on-line courses as a medium of delivering education in the last five years. We will take it to the next level and make it a major resource for imparting higher education.
While we have world-class Technology, Science and Medical institutions, the same needs to be replicated in other areas. We will set up an Arts, Culture and Music University with a focus on fine arts such as music and dance. We will also open a state-of-the-art Hospitality and Tourism University and a Police University. States will be encouraged to establish similar institutions of excellence.
BJP will relook the role of existing regulatory institutions’ and make necessary changes in the legislation to ensure a regulatory overhaul. We will formulate new regulatory mechanism to provide autonomy to quality institutions and focus towards setting national standards. It will work towards promoting excellence and quality learning in higher education while providing academic and functional autonomy to institutions.
In the past five years, our emphasis has been on quality higher educational institutions and Institutions of Eminence have been a step in that direction. We will take it forward in the next five years and create 50 such institutions by 2024.
In the past 5 years, a number of our institutions have figured in the top 500 institutions of the world. We will encourage academic institutions towards excellence and motivate more such institutions to rank among the top 500 institutions of the world.
BJP will consciously promote a program for ‘Study in India’, which will focus on bringing foreign students to study in higher educational institutions in our country and make India a major destination for education for foreign students.
To ensure innovation and quality research, we will incentivise the industry to collaborate with our scientific labs and technological institutions, to undertake research in cutting-edge technology and science.
Have launched the ‘National Digital Library of India’ and provided access to e-books and many other papers to the students free-of-cost. To further promote a research-orientation in our higher education institutions, we will take it forward by providing access to leading journals free of cost to the students.
Skill Development :
BJP will formulate a ‘National Policy for Re-skilling and Up-skilling’ to evolve a flexible and industry responsive workforce which is capable of accessing new opportunities and to insulate it from technological shocks.
Women Empowerment :
Women-led Development :
The gains made under our pioneering ‘Beti
Bachao, Beti Padhao’ program have been impressive. We are committed to continue
to build on these gains to provide accessible and affordable quality education
to all women. We will ensure that ample financial support is available to girls through out their
education and subsidized education loans are provided for higher education.
During the last five years, we have focused on
ensuring a safe and dignified life and access to basic resources for women
through various schemes such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Ujjwala, Pradhan Mantri
Awas Yojana, Saubhagya. In the next 5 years, to ensure financial empowerment
among women in rural and semi-rural areas and create better employment
opportunities for them, we will make every effort to ensure access to credit
and other resources, capacity building, market and distribution network for
women entrepreneurs, SHGs and women farmers.
We are committed to make women equal partners in
and equal beneficiaries of the progress and prosperity of the nation and will
formulate a comprehensive ‘Women in Workforce’ roadmap focused on dramatically
increasing the female workforce participation rate over the next five years. We
will also encourage industries and corporates to generate better employment
opportunities for women.
To ensure greater participation of women in the
workforce, it is necessary to enable them to continue in the workforce by
providing support for child care. Our government has already made it mandatory
for any establishment with 50 or more employees to have the facility of a
creche. We will now strengthen the creche program with special focus on the
needs of parents employed in the unorganized sector to provide crèche and child
care facilities by leveraging the existing Anganwadis, civil society
organisations and the private sector. We will ensure that the number of
childcare facilities is increased three fold by 2022.
To generate better work opportunities for women,
10% material to be sourced for government procurement will be done from MSMEs
having at least 50% women employees in their workforce. This will cover various
import substitution items including, but
not limited to, apparel, leather, paper and wood, articles, stone items like
idols, etc, plastic and rubber items, furniture, clocks, toys etc.
Ensuring equal rights :
Have determinedly taken substantive measures to
ensure overall development of women and promote gender equality. Continuing our
work, we will legislate a bill to prohibit and eliminate practices such as
Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala.
Ensuring a dignified life for women :
Continuing our efforts to ensure safe motherhood through schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Matritva Suraksha Abhiyaan and Ayushman Bharat, we will focus on ensuring good quality, easily accessible and affordable maternal healthcare services for all women.
The government has launched a major initiative on malnutrition by launching the POSHAN Abhiyan. We will reduce the malnutrition level by at least 10% in the next five years, doubling the rate of reduction of malnourishment.
BJP will ensure that all reproductive and menstrual health services are easily available to all women across India and with the expansion of ongoing Suvidha scheme, sanitary pads at an affordable cost of just Rs. 1 will be provided to all women and girls.
Have very significantly increased the honararium of ASHA and Anganwadi workers. We will increase the coverage of Ayushman Bharat to include all Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers to ensure improved health and social support system for these frontline workers.
Women’s security will be given more priority. We have constituted the Women’s Security Division in the Home Ministry, and have made strict provisions for transferring the laws in order to commit crimes against women, in particular in a time-bound investigation and trail for rape. In such cases, forensic facilities and fast track courts will be expanded to bring convicts to justice.
To create a positive atmosphere for women, promote gender justice and create awareness on issues related to women, gender sensitisation courses will be made an essential part of all educational institution’s curriculum and training modules of public offices.
We are committed to ensure the welfare of widows of defence personnel who were killed in action. We will formulate a dedicated program for the creation of work opportunities, provide skill training and strengthen social security mechanism for widows of our Martyrs.
Reservation for women :
Women’s welfare and development will be accorded
a high priority at all levels within the government, and the BJP is committed
to 33% reservation in parliament and state assemblies through a constitutional
Inclusive Development :
Ensuring Justice for All :
Are committed to ensure benefits of
constitutional provisions of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and
backward classes. We will ensure that proper representation and opportunities
are available for these sections.
Have decisively ensured that the economically
weaker sections (EWS) of the society who belong to the non-reserved category
are represented and have access to government jobs and higher education through
the 10% EWS reservation which was long overdue. We will implement the law in
the same spirit while ensuring that SCs, STs and OBCs continue to have their
Strengthening ‘Sabkha vikas’ :
To ensure that quality education is available and easily accessible, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons will have an Eklavya Model Residential School. Eklavya Schools will be at par with Navodaya Vidyalayas and besides providing state of the art training in sports and skill development, these schools will have special facilities for preserving local art and culture.
Continuing our efforts to promote social and political empowerment, we will ensure that the rights of all forest dwellers are fully protected.
BJP will make adequate provisions for personal safety equipment and accelerate the adoption of mechanized cleaning to ensure occupational health and safety for Safai Karamcharis.
BJP will establish 50,000 ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendras’ in the tribal areas of the country to ensure the availability of primary processing and value addition for forest produce and to provide employment for tribals and increase tribal income.
Ensuring welfare of poor :
Are committed to bringing down the percentage of families living below the poverty line to a single digit in the next five years.
BJP will ensure pucca houses for families either living in kuchha houses or without access to housing by 2022.
Have been successful in extending the food security cover to over 80 crore people from poor and lower-middle-income families who are receiving food grains (wheat/rice/coarse grains) at highly subsidized prices. We will further widen this cover to provide subsidized sugar (at Rs. 13 per kg per family per month) to these 80 crore families in line with our moto ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’.
The unprecedented success of the Jan Dhan Yojana has dramatically improved ªnancial inclusion in India. We will take further steps to ensure access to bank branches, payment banks and banking correspondents by creating a new data-sharing framework that builds on the success of Jan Dhan and Aadhaar platforms while ensuring data privacy and security. With this scheme, we will ensure that every Indian has access to banking facilities within a radius of 5 km. We will also launch a technology enabled program for broader financial literacy by complementing financial literacy with mass media campaigns to provide information on financial products and their use to enable effective participation of every Indian in the financial system.
Responsive to the Needs of Aspirational Middle Class :
After providing major tax relief in the recent budget, we are committed to further revise the tax slabs and the tax benefits to ensure more cash and greater purchasing power in the hands of our middle income families.
BJP will make all efforts to ensure that our aspirational middle class has access to education, employment opportunities and suitable urban infrastructure for a better quality life.
Commitment to Geographical Equity :
Inclusive development also means inclusion by
geography. To this end, our Government has identified 115 aspirational
districts that are being given special attention. We intend to continue with
this effort to ensure that these districts catch up with the rest of the
country. Similarly, we have already laid the foundation for economic and social
progress of Eastern India through improved connectivity, construction of high impact
infrastructure projects and provision of adequate financial resources. We
intend to continue our efforts to
resolve the geographical imbalance of the said region and ensure that Eastern
India is an equal participant in the progress and growth of the nation. In PM
Modi’s words, this is ‘Purvoday’ (Rise of the East).
Development with Dignity for the Minorities :
Are committed to the empowerment and
‘development with dignity’ of all minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs,
Buddhists, Jains and Parsis etc ).
Caring for the Elderly :
BJP will strengthen the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana to ensure that poor senior citizens in need of aids and assistive devices receive them in a timely manner.
To take forward the gains achieved under Sugamya Bharat, we will put in place a system of continuous accessibility audits and ratings for cities, public infrastructure including airports, railway stations and public transport systems, to ensure that they are fully accessible, with collaboration with industry and civil society organisations.
BJP will prioritize Divyang beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and mandate accessibility benchmarks to be met in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Anganwadi and pre-school system will be strengthened to ensure that cases of disabilities are detected at an early stage.
Will offer higher interest rates on fixed deposits by divyangs.
Political resolution on the matter of Gorkha :
BJP will recognise the 11 left out Indian Gorkha sub-tribes as Schedule Tribes. We are also committed to implement the reservation in the legislative assembly of Sikkim for Limboo and Tamang tribes.
Are committed to work towards finding a permanent political solution to the issue of Darjeeling Hills, Siliguri Terai and Dooars region.
Ensuring welfare of the Labour Force :
Under our government, there has been a 42%
growth in the National Minimum Wage. We will maintain the same direction over
the next five years to ensure a respectable living for the workers.
Pension Scheme for all Small Shopkeepers :
BJP will expand the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan scheme to cover all small shopkeepers.
Ensuring Welfare of Artisans :
BJP will create an umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Kalanidhi Yojana’ to allow flexible and customized packages of credit, working capital and social security options to provide comprehensive support to traditional arts.
Protecting Our Children :
BJP will formulate a comprehensive Child Protection Framework to facilitate the setting up of standards and robust inspection and monitoring of child care institutions across India.
Empowering Transgenders :
Are committed to bring transgenders to the
mainstream through adequate socio-economic and policy initiatives.
Will ensure self-employment and skill
development avenues for transgender youth.
Cultural Heritage :
Since inception, the philosophy of the BJP is anchored in the civilisztional ethos of India. As we build ‘New India’, we intend to actively invest in strengthening our cultural roots and preserving civilizational continuity. Far from seeing our cultural values as hurdles to progress, we see them as essential ingredients of our future.
Ram Mandir :
We reiterate our stand on Ram Mandir. We will
explore all possibilities within the framework of the Constitution and all
necessary efforts to facilitate the expeditious construction of the Ram Temple
Conserving Bharatiya Faith and Culture :
to conserve and promote all culturally, religiously and spiritually
significant heritage sites related to every faith in India and the ongoing
PRASAD scheme will be expanded to achieve this goal.
Conserving Bharatiya Linguistic Culture :
BJP will constitute a National Task Force to study the status of all written and spoken languages and dialects in India. We will also work towards revival and promotion of vulnerable or extinct dialects and languages.
With a focused effort on promotion of Sanskrit, we will ensure that the teaching of Sanskrit is expanded and popularized at the school level. We will also provide 100 Panini fellowships to researchers and scholars across India to promote research in Sanskrit.
Namami Gange: A matter of Pride :
Are committed to ensure a clean and
uninterrupted flow of river Ganga from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar. We will ensure
that the sewerage infrastructure to deal with 100% of the waste water from the
Ganga towns is completed and is functioning effectively, and take steps to
enhance the river flow.
The villages located on the banks of the river,
which are already open defecation free, will be taken up under a special
project to ensure complete sustainable management of solid and liquid waste.
BJP will undertake every effort to ensure that the subject of faith, tradition and worship rituals related to Sabarimala are presented in a comprehensive manner before the Hon’ble Supreme Court . Will endeavour to secure constitutional protection on issues related to faith and belief.
Promoting Yoga Globally :
BJP will further continue our effort to promote Yoga globally as the world celebrates 21st June as the International Yoga Day. We will promote Yoga as a vital method to achieve physical wellness and spiritual rejuvenation across the globe and will continue to work towards training of Yoga practitioners. We will undertake a rapid expansion of Yoga health hubs, Yoga tourism and research in Yoga.
Bharatiya Cultural Festival
An International Cultural Festival will be
organised on a grand scale every year in 5 different states to showcase and
promote the rich diversity of Indian culture and efforts will be made for greater participation of
Pravasi Bharatiya population and international community.
Dharohar Darshan :
To increase accessibility and promote all
culturally and historically significant heritage sites and museums in India, we
will launch a web-enabled virtual tour of all such locations through ‘Dharohar
Dharshan-an integrated web portal’. Eliminating the geographical boundaries,
the portal will provide real-time experience of Indian cultural heritage,
accessible from any corner of the globe.
Uniform Civil Code :
Article 44 of the Constitution of India lists
Uniform Civil Code as one of the Directive Principles of State Policy. BJP
believes that there cannot be gender equality till such time India adopts a
Uniform Civil Code, which protects the rights of all women, and the BJP reiterates
its stand to draft a Uniform Civil Code, drawing upon the best traditions and
harmonizing them with the modern times.
Foreign Policy :
We believe that India’s time has come. She is emerging as a
power and connecting stakeholders in a multi-polar world. The rise of India is
the new reality and we shall play a major role in shaping global agenda in the
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ :
While pursuing our national developmental and
security interests, the ancient Indian vision of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ will
form the basis in our global co-operation for progress, prosperity, peace and
security, especially with friendly countries and neighbours. Besides working to
secure and safeguard ‘global commons’, we will strengthen our role as ‘first responder’
for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance and develop partnerships for
disaster resilient infrastructure.
Global Coordination on Knowledge and Technology :
BJP will make knowledge exchange and transfer of technology for the development of all countries a major focus of our diplomatic relations. As a part of this, we will endeavour to create an ‘International Space Technology Alliance’ for better coordination and cooperation on issues related to space technology to ensure that the benefits of space technology reach all, especially the smaller countries.
Continuous Dialogue with Indians Living Abroad :
BJP will create an institutional mechanism to deepen the relationship of culture and heritage with people of Indian origin, and to regularly engage with them. We will simultaneously launch ‘Bharat Gaurav’ campaign to increase interaction among the Indian diaspora and enable their continuous engagement with the Indian missions. We will strengthen the MADAD portal as single-point avenue for information and services for Indians living abroad.
Combating Terrorism through Global Forums :
We are committed to taking concrete steps on
international forums against countries and organizations supporting terrorism,
and we will take all necessary measures to isolate such countries and
organizations on the global stage. To ensure the same, we will work towards
establishing a ‘Comity of Nations Against International Terrorism’ as a
voluntary multi-lateral forum based on the principles of the draft
Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
Deeper Multilateral Co-operation :
BJP will effectively pursue co-operation against global evils, such as terrorism and corruption through forums like UN, the G20, BRICS, SCO, Commonwealth, etc. Significant interactions such as Russia-India-China (RIC) and Japan-America-India (JAI) will be strengthened. To forward our ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, we will extensively leverage forums such as BIMSTEC, to accelerate regional coordination and economic co-operation with countries in our neighbourhood. Act East Policy, cooperation with ASEAN and ensuring an open, inclusive, prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific will be pursued vigorously.
Permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council
We are committed
to seeking permanent membership of the United Nation Security Council so
that the body reacts the contemporary geopolitical realities of the world. We
are determined to intensify our efforts
towards these objectives.
Strengthening the Diplomatic Cadre and Outreach :
BJP will increase the strength of the diplomatic and allied cadres to keep pace with our increasing global engagement and enhanced stature of India in the world. In addition, we will facilitate the participation of experts in foreign policy-making through a robust mechanism. We will establish a full- fledged University of Foreign Policy, the first of its kind in the region, to focus on academic study and research on foreign policy and geopolitical issues relevant to India and capacity building of our and friendly foreign diplomats. India’s states will be actively assisted in their international outreach for economic development.
75 Milestones for India @ 75 :
Achieve the target of doubling farmers’ income
Enable the creation of 10,000 new Farmer
Ensure adequate market avenues for the realization
of MSP through e-NAM, GrAMs and Pradhan Mantri AASHA Yojana.
Work towards ensuring that maximum farmers get
income support under the Pradhan Mantri
Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
Launch a pension scheme for small and marginal
farmers to ensure social security under
60 years of age.
Work towards completing all irrigation projects
under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana
Provide short-term new agriculture loans up to
Rs 1 lakh at 0% interest
rate for 1-5 years on the condition of prompt repayment of the principal
Increase the cropped area under irrigation.
Work towards digitizing land records
Strive to ensure all-weather connectivity for
Work towards assisting the maximum number of
fishermen by ensuring the availability
of storage and other infrastructure under a new ‘Matsya Sampada Yojana’
Ensure 100% disposal of liquid waste and reuse
of waste water.
Youth and Education :
Aim to cover all the secondary schools under
Operation Digital Board.
Enable investment of Rs 1 lakh crore in higher education through Revitalising of
Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE).
Work towards increasing the number of seats in
premier management institutes.
Work towards increasing the number of seats in
premier engineering institutes.
Work towards increasing the number of seats in
premier law institutes.
Establish at least one Atal Tinkering Lab in
Under a new ‘Entrepreneurial Northeast’ scheme,
provide financial support to MSMEs and
for employment generation in northeastern states.
Ensure a pucca house to every family.
Ensure the LPG gas cylinder connection to all
poor rural households.
Ensure 100% electrification of all households.
Ensure every citizen has access to a bank
Ensure a toilet in every household.
Ensure access to safe and potable drinking water
for all households.
Complete Phase-1 of Bharatmala Project
Double the length of national highways. Ensure 100% waste collection under Swachh.
Bharat Mission to achieve ODF+ and ODF++ in
cities and villages.
Ensure ODF status for all villages and cities.
Achieve 175 GW of renewable energy capacity.
Strive to achieve 10% blending of ethanol in
Connect every Gram Panchayat with high speed
optical fibre network.
Ensure the supply of piped cooking gas in major
Tier 1 and 2 cities.
Form a new Ministry of Water unifying the water
management functions. This will help approach the issue of water management
holistically and ensure better co-ordination of effort.
Aim to increase the number of operational
airports to 150 for better air connectivity.
Increase port capacity to 2,500 MTPA.
Ensure conversion of all viable rail tracks to
broad gauge by 2022.
Make all efforts to ensure electrification of
all railway tracks by 2022.
State developing small railway stations across
Work towards equipping all main railway stations
with Wi-Fi facility.
Complete the dedicated freight corridor project
Establish 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres
under Ayushman Bharat.
Start setting up 75 new medical colleges/
postgraduate medical colleges.
Target provisioning of telemedicine and
diagnostic laboratory facilities at all health and wellness centres to ensure
quality primary medical care to the poor at their doorstep.
Work towards increasing the number of childcare
Ensure a drastic reduction in cases of
Increase the doctor-population ratio to 1:1400.
Under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, aim to reduce the
malnutrition level as well as accelerate the rate of reduction of
Further improve India’s rank in ‘Ease of Doing
Work towards improving GDP share from
Work towards doubling the total exports.
Establish National Traders’ Welfare Board and
create a National Policy for Retail Trade for the growth of retail business
Work towards creating a single-window compliance
and dispute resolution mechanism for MSMEs
Strive to ensure reduced tax rates, higher tax
collection and greater compliance. Work towards ensuring a stable taxation
In order to incentivise compliance of law and
ease of doing business, amend the
Companies Act to impose civil liability for
technical and procedural defaults of a minor nature, thus unclogging the
majority of cases from courts.
Good Governance :
Ensure the availability of banking services
within 5 kms of every individual.
Achieve complete digitization and modernization
Promote and increase digital transactions.
Ensure end-to-end digitization of government
Enable digital delivery of government services.
Work towards substantially reducing the current
levels of air pollution.
Work towards completely eliminating crop residue
burning to reduce air pollution.
Put an Indian in space in an Indian spacecraft
as part of ‘Gaganyaan’ mission.
Inclusive Development :
Ensure full immunization coverage of children.
Strive to make all government buildings
Ensure the completion of six Tribal Freedom
Work towards completing the development of
Expand the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan
scheme to cover all small shopkeepers.
Ensure comprehensive social security coverage
for all unorganized labourers including insurance, pension etc
Work towards increasing female workforce participation
Ensure justice for Muslim women by enacting the
law against triple talaq.
Achieve the goal of Clean Ganga by 2022.
Complete the development of all projects under
Swadesh Darshan, PRASAD and HRIDAY schemes.
Work towards digitization of collections in all
Uttama Prajakeeya Party candidates list is out – Head of the Party Upendra announced 14 names who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Political party – Uttama Prajakeeya party :
Upendra officially announced the party “Uttama Prajakeeya Party” on his birthday i.e. on September 18th 2018. He said in one of his social media post “Leaders of Democracy, To bring a complete change through ‘Prajakeeya’ a new manifesto based ART of Governance (Accountability, Responsibility, Transparency)”
Prajakeeya Party – politics without money :
to Upendra his party and his politics does not involve use of money
power. The acronym of his party is same as his nickname UPPI.
planning to bring some known people from diverse backgrounds to the party so
that it does not look like an one-man-show.
28 Lok Sabha Seats – Uttama Prajakeeya Party :
and his team are personally interviewing interested candidates who wants to
join his party. He is ensuring that the best of candidates are selected.
Every candidate is required to study his/her respective constituency
in detail and to make a report of the existing situation.
Prajakeeya Party candidates will be contesting on autorickshaw symbol assigned
by the Election Commission.
Agenda of Uttama Prajakeeya Party :
Instead of Rajakeeya (Politics) the party would propagate Prajakeeya (of the people, for the people, by the people). The uttama Prajakeeya party is believed strongly in transferring power to the people in spirit.
party has created a five point program to convince people of their commitment
to democratic principles : Selection, Election, correction, Rejection,
Promotion. People will take an engaging role in the process of selection
List of candidates from Uttama Prajakeeya Party :
Udupi / Chikkamangaluru – Suresh Kunder
Hassan – Chandregowda H.M.
Dakshina Kannda – Vijay Sreenivas
Tunakuru – Chaya Rajashankar
Mysuru – Asha Rani.V.
Chamarajanagar – Nagaraju.M.
Bengaluru North – Santosh.M.
Bengaluru Central – Sridevi Mellegathi
Bengaluru South – Ahoratra
Chikkaballapur – Muniraju. G
Kolar – Ramanjanappa.R
Bengaluru Rural – K.Manjunath
Chitradurga – Devendrappa
Mandya – C.P. Divakar Gowda
Chikkodi – Praveen Kumar Baligatti
Bagalkote – Shashi Kumar M
Vijayapura – Gurubhasava P.R
Kalburgi – Mahesh Lambani
Raichur – Niranjan Nayak
Bidar – Ambarish Kencha
Koppala – Sharanaiyya V Bandimath
Haveri – Eshwar Patel
Dharwad – Santosh Nandur
Uttara Kannada – Sunil Pawar
Davangere – Ganesha B.A.
Shomogga – Venkatesh R
Belagavi – Manjunath Rajappanavar
Initially he had
expressed his interest to contest from Bengaluru South, he has now decided not
to contest at all. Upendra is not
contesting this elections.
According to the actor turned politician, “If I contest, my focus will be on one constituency. But, I want to reach the larger audience, so I have decided not to contest. Instead, I will help my candidates by travelling across the state.’’
Bengluru Candidates list from the major parties for the State of Karnataka are almost final. The three major parties who are fighting in the State of Karnataka are BJP,
Congress and JD(S).Bengaluru North :
Bengaluru North Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha
constituencies in the Karnataka.This constituency has been known by
different names in its history.
From 1951 and every election since 1977 it has been known as Bangalore
North. For the 1957 and 1962 elections it was known as Bangalore City. For the
1967 and 1971 elections it formed a constituency jointly with Bengaluru South and was known as Bengaluru.
From 1951–73, this constituency resided in Mysuru State. On 1 November
1973 Mysore State was renamed as Karnataka.Bengaluru North held its first elections in 1951 and its first member of
parliament (MP) was Keshava Iyengar of the Indian National Congress.
Bengaluru North Lok Sabha Constituency comprises the following eight
Legislative Assembly segments.
Krishna Byre Gowda of Congress representing JD(S).:He is a sitting MLA
Sadananda Gowda :
Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda (born 18 March 1953) was the 20thcChief Minister of Karnataka and is currently the Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation in the Government of India. He previously served as Minister of Law and Justice shifted from the Ministry of Railways in the cabinet reshuffle of 5 July 2016.
He is a sitting MP from Bengaluru North.
Education : B.sc., LLB,
Educated at St. Phelomena College, Puttur, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka and
Vaikunta Baliga Law College, Udupi.
Krishna Byre Gowda :
Krishna Byre Gowda(born 4 April 1973)was born in Bengaluru to C. Byre Gowda and Savithramma.
He is the current Ministerof Rural Development, Law and Parliamentary Affairsin the cabinet of Coalition governmentand Member of Legislative Assembly of the ByatarayanapuraConstituency, in office since June 2008.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Managementfrom Christ College, now known as Christ University in Bengaluru 1994. He then graduated with a master’s degree (M.A) from the School of International Service at American University
Washington D.C.in 1999.
Political career :
He has served three times as an M.L.A. of Karnataka state, twice from Vemegal in Kolar
district from 2003 to 2007, and from 2008 to 2013 from the Byatarayanapura
Constituency in Bengaluru.
Krishna has served as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress between 2007 and 2011, and is currently holds the office of General Secretary of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, since 2012.
Bengaluru South :
Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituencyis one of the 28 Lok Sabha(Parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka State. Currently the seat is vacant since 12 November
2018 due to the untimely passing away of MP Ananth Kumar.
Bengaluru South Lok Sabha Constituency comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments.
Bengaluru candidates list for South :
Tejasvi Surya from BJP
B.K.Hari Prasad from Congress
Vatal Nagaaj from Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha
Tejasvi Surya :
Tejasviwho is 28 years old is ayoung and dynamic person.He is the general secretary of BJP’s youth wing and also an advocate.
He is the nephew of Ravi Subramanya who is a BJP sitting MLA from Basavangudi. He is said to have the strong backing of BJP national joint general secretary (organisation) B.L.Santhosh.
Qualification / profession:
Studied LLB at Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies
Studied Pre-University at National College, Jayanagar
Studied at Sri Kumaran Children’s Home
He is a practicing lawyer at the
Karnataka High Court.He is
associate at Haranahalli Law Partners.
Former columnist at India Facts.
Political career :
He is a Former Secretary at Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. He is a RSS swayamsevak, the general secretary of the State Yuva morcha and also a part of the national social media team of the BJP.
In 2014, when he was just 23 years old, Surya was in great demand for campaigning in different parts of the State for the Lok Sabha elections as Bharatiya Janata Party candidates from several constituencies had requested him to visit their areas.
B.K.Hari Prasad :
Hariprasadborn 29 July 1954) was born in Benaluru, Karnataka, to A. Kempaiah and K. Gunavathi.
B.K. Hariprasadis a politician from the INC party. He is a Member of Parliament representing Karnatakain the Rajya Sabha, the upper house,of the Indian Paliament. He was the candidate of United Opposition for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya
Sabhaand lost to Shri Harivansh Narayan Singhof NDA.
B. Com. Educated at M.E.S.College, Bangalore University, Bengaluru. Countries Visited:Erstwhile Yugoslavia, erstwhile U.S.S.R.,Spain, North Korea, U.S.A. and U.K.
Vatal Nagaraj :
He is a political figure named after the town he was born in,.He is the Ex MLA of Chamarajnagar constituency. Nagaraj is the president of a pro-Kannada outfit Kannada
In 1964 he led a two-month agitation demanding the destruction of a 150-year-old British
Rajera cenotaph pillar marking the deaths of soldiers at the Siege of Siege of Bangalore in 1791. In October of that year the cenotaph was dismantled by the Bangalore City Corporationand a statue to Kempe Gowdanow stands in its place. In 2018 he started a new agitation in January 25 for water sharing from MAHADAYI river flowing from Goa. Some political critiques question the authenticity of Vatal’s fight against Goa State for
water sharing when he himself fight against Tamil Nadu government for Supreme court order to release water in Cauvery river.
Bengaluru Central :
Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituencyis one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka. This constituency was created in 2008 as part of delimitation It was carved out of the Bengaluru North and South Lok Sabha constituencies during 2009 Indian elections.It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was P.C.Mohan.
Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha Constituency comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
Bengaluru candidates list for Central :
P.C.Mohan from BJP
Rizwan Arshad from Congress
Prakash Raj/Raj as an Independent candidate
P. Chikkamuni Mohan (born 24 July 1964 to Shri. Chikkamuniswamappa and Smt. P.C.Ramakka at Bangalore) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha. He is a member of the BJP.
He is a sitting MP from Bengaluru Central.
Education- Intermediate educated at Vijaya College, Bangalore.
Member – Committee on Members of Parliament, Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), Member – Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
Rizwan Arshad :
Rizwan Arshad is Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress President for second consecutive term.
He started his political career from NSUI as College President, District General Secretary, State General Secretary, National General Secretary. Then continued his career with Indian Youth Congress as State Vice President, National Secretary after that the transformation system of election was bought in the frontal organisations of Congress by Shri. Rahul Gandhi with a vision of opening the doors to common youths & students in the party.
He won the election with the halfway margin for the first time as the President of KPYCC and again He won the consecutive time by a very huge margin.
He got ticket to contest for Lok Sabha elections from Bengaluru central constituency from INC. However he lost to BJP candidate PC Mohan.
Prakash Raj/Rai :
Prakash Raj was born in Bengaluru (then known as Mysuru state)on 26 March 1965 in a
Prakash Raj(bornPrakash Rai; 26 March 1965) is amultilingual film actor,film director, producer, thespian and television presenter who is known for his works in the South Indian Film Industry and Hindi films. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for Rs.300 a month in the initial stages of his career, when he joined Kalakshetra, Bengaluruand he has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit.
Education : He completed schooling at St. Joseph’s Boys HighSchool, Bengaluru and joined ST. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru.Prakash Rai changed his surname to Raj based on prominent Tamil film director K.Balachander’s advice.He is still called Prakash Rai in his home state Karnataka.
Bengaluru Rural :
Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha constituencyis one of the 28 Lok Sabha (lower house
of the Indian parliament) constituencies in Karnataka. This constituency was created in
2008 following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies. It comprises eight assembly segments of which seven are derived from the former Kanakapura Lok Sabha Constituency (abolished in 2008).It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was H.D.Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal (Secular) party. Kumaraswamy resigned his seat in 2013.The by-election that followed was won by D.K.Sureshof the Indian National congress(INC).
Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha Constituency comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
3) Benglauru South
Bengaluru candidates list for Rural :
Ashwath Narayan from BJP
D.K.Suresh from Congress
Ashwath Narayan :
Ashwath Narayan is son of Shri Kempayya. He is an Ex-MLC from BJP.He is a SSLC pass-out.His hobbies includes theatre and reading.
Doddaalahalli Kempegowda Suresh (52 years born in Doddahalli, Ramanagara to Mr. Doddaalahalli Kempegowda and Smt. Gowramma Kempegowda) is a MP of the 16th Lok Sabha.
He is a sitting MP elected From
Bengaluru Rural.His Education is higher secondary.
Importance of voting :
Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of tomorrow.Voting not only enables the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them to realize the importance of citizenship. Many people do not vote thinking one vote will not make a change, but as a matter of fact, it does. A nation’s political foundations are built using elections.
Cong-JD(S) plan on to take BJP in Lok Sabha 2019 poll battle. The coalition is planning a big battle against BJP. Former Prime Minister and JD(S) Supremo H D Deve Gowda has vowed to reduce the BJP to a single digit. The Congress and JD(S) jointly announced a bunch of measures to ensure that their alliance worked without any flaws.
JD(S) – Janata Dal (Secular) :
The Janata Dal (Secular) is a political party led by former Prime Minister of India, H.D.Deve Gowda. The party is recognized as a State Party in the states of Karnataka and Kerala.
It was formed in July 1999 by the split of
Janata Dal party. It has a political presence mainly in
Karnataka. In Kerala, the party is part of the Left Democratic front.
the JD(S) was formed in 1999, had
its origins in the Janata Party, founded in 1977 as a coalition of several
smaller parties that combined forces to oppose the Congress party.
Indian National Congress :
The Indian National Congress or INC or Congress party or simply Congress is a broadly based Political party in India. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa.
From the late 19th century, and especially after
1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, , Congress became the principal
leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress
led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other
anti-nationalist movements in the British Empire.
Bharatiya Janata party – BJP :
The BJP’s origin lies in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mukherjee. After the State of Emergency in 1977, the Jana Sangh merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party. It defeated the incumbent Congress party in the 1977 General elections.
three years in power, the Janata party dissolved in 1980 with the members of
the erstwhile Jana Sangh reconvening to form the BJP.
Coalition government in the State of Karnataka
– Cong-JD(S) plan :
The Karnataka elections 2018 were held on May 12, 2018, in all 222 of 224 constituencies of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The term of the current 224-member legislative Assembly ends on May 28.
The election result of the Karnataka this time
turns out to be very exciting. BJP having a count of 104 seats, Congress having
78, JD(S) having count of 38 and others on 3. BJP misses out the majority by a
very little count which have turn into a great burden to them.
B.S Yediyurappa with such short time to prove
majority said that a great mandate given by the people of Karnataka to BJP
(104) seats did not suffice and resigned before trust vote. Which paved way for
present chief minister of Karnataka H.D.Kumaraswamy from JD(S).
Cong-JD(S) plan – leaders statements :
Mr. Deve Gowda told reporters ,”Nominations have
started. Time is very less. Whatever misunderstanding we have between us, we
have to resolve them now”.
rival parties the Congress and JD(S) face the challenge of convincing their
party workers to work together and get maximum votes for candidates fielded by the alliance.
The alliance is to defeat the BJP.
leaders from both the parties will be appointed as observers in all the 28 Lok
Sabha constituency according to Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah.
said, “the observers will ensure coordination between both parties. Strict
directives will be issued to the district units of both parties that they
should forget their differences and work toward defeating the BJP in the
interest of the state, country and democracy. I’m confident our party workers
will abide by our decision.
plan – rally :
A mega public rally is been planned near Bengaluru which will be attended by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) Supremo Deve Gowda. The event will be held most likely on 31st March 2019.
to Siddaramaich this historic rally will sound the bugle of the alliance party
election campaign. After that, the
leaders from both parties will hold joint campaigns across all the 28
Minister H D Kumaraswamy admitted that out of 28 constituencies, there were problems in a few constituencies
and affirmed that they would be resolved.
skips Cong-JD(S) plan meet :
The Deputy Chief Minister G.Parameshwara was noticeably absent from the Cong-JD(S) plan meet. It is observed that Parameshwara is still not happy with the Tumkur Lok Sabha Seat being given to JD(S).
is the Tumakuru district in-charge minister. He is mounting pressure on the congress
leaders to get back Tumakuru back from JD(S).
Tumakuru is represented by S.Muddahanumegowda.
decision to forego Tumkuru seat has caused a lot of displeasure in the Congress
Prasad joins BJP :
prasad brother of Congress MLA Nagendra from Bellary Rural joined BJP. Mr. Prasad had unsuccessfully had a bid for
congress ticket during the Lok Sabha by-elections to Bellary constituency.
being disappointed with the Congress party Mr.Prasad joined BJP ahead of Lok
Sabha polls 2019. The other congress
leader who joined BJP is Devendrappa, a congess leader from Harapanahalli and
also a relative of Jarkiholi brothers.
Ambareesh as an Independent candidate – a thorn in Cong-JD(S) plan :
Sumalatha, actor and wife of late Kannada actor and former Union Minister M.H.Ambareesh announce her decision. She will be contesting the elections from Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency as an independent candidate against Nikhil Kumaraswamy of JD(S).
going to be a high profile battle in Madya Constituency. She is been holding road shows along with her
son in Mandya and taking on the Gowda family.
She is also in touch with the BJP leaders.
by her popularity, the JD(S) is on attack mode.
While Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy took a dig at late Ambareesh, his
brother HD Revanna made belittle and sexist remarks against her. JD(S) Thammanna was also among those attacked
the demise of her husband, actor politician MH Ambareesh, his wife Sumalatha
showed interest to contest from Mandya to carry forward her husband’s legacy.
Minister HD Kumaraswamy had said that if the JD(S) fares well, other parties
would come running to his father, hinting that his father could be looking at
another stint as prime minister.
there is no chance at the top post, greater their number, greater their
bargaining power at the Centre if the Mahaghathbandhan does manage a good show
in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s initiation into the JDS’ electoral fray ignores the many district level leaders who have worked hard for the party.
The problem has now multiplied with even the Congress workers of the district expressing their opposition to Nikhil’s candidature. Many are openly working for actor Sumalatha, the wife of late actor-MP Ambareesh, who is contesting from Mandya constituency independently.
Karnataka- Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat sharing wrangling between Karnataka’s ruling coalition parties Congress and JD(S) has reached a pact. JD(S) had demanded 12 seats but were given 8. Congress has conceded Tumakuru seat that it holds to JD(S).
Coalition government seat sharing started doing
rounds a while back in Karnataka. JD(S) had asked for 12 seats and the
congress had sited on winnability criteria.
No seat has
been earmarked for Mayawati, who is Mr Kumaraswamy’s ally in the State.
The two allies JD(S) and Congress who formed the coalition government in
Karnataka after striking a post-poll alliance threw up a hung verdict, decided
to fight the Karnataja Lok Sabha Polls 2019 together under a coalition
to KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao, “we have discussed all 28 Lok Sabha
seats. It has been decided based pm the winnability of the candidates”.
Karnataka- Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat-sharing became a major test for coalition government parties. The JD(S) banked on two-third, one-third formula adopted in ministry formation and allocation of boards and corporations. JD(S) had demanded 10 to 12 seats out of the total 28.
JD(S) vs. Congress – Coalition
Government seat sharing:
The Vokkaliga centered region of Mandya was
a bone of contention between the coalition government partners as JD(S) is
fielding Kumaraswamy’ ‘s son Nikhil from the seat that it currently holds.
The congress got pressure within the party to
field Smt. Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of late actor-turned-politician M.H.
Ambareesh from there.
JD(S) had its pick – the list includes the
prize seats of Shimogga, Tumakur, Hassan, Mandya and Bengaluru North.
The grand old party of Congress was under
pressure from its party workers not to surrender the seats to the JD(S).
Karnataka – Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat sharing – Congress :
The congress party will be contesting 20 Lok
Sabha seats in the coming Lok Sabha polls 2019.
The deal was finalized at Kochi Between Congress national President
Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) secretary general Danish Ali.
In the deal of seat sharing, the JD(S) had
gained 2 seats i.e, Tumakuru and Bengaluru North where it has a favourable support
The party conceded Mysuru and Chikkaballapura
constituencies. The compromise of JD(S)
has given a new life to Veerappa Moily as he retained the Chikkaballapura seat
in 2014 Lok Sabha polls by a mere margin.
HIGHLIGHTS – Karnataka Lok Sabha Polls 2019 SEat sharing :
JD(S) gets crucial seats like
Shimogga, Tumakur, Hassan, Mandya, Bengaluru North, Uttara Kannada, Chikkamangaluru
JD(S) had been haggling over Mysuru-Kodagu seat,
which went to Congress
The southern region of the State
is where both parties have a base
Hassan and Mandya are considered the JD(S) strongholds,
although the leaders’ apparent plans to field two grandsons of Devegowda —
Prajwal and Nikhil — in these seats has caused some dissatisfaction within the
party. Out of 8 seats 3 seats are
confirmed to be going to the Gowda family.
Nikhil is being fielded by Mandya, Prajwal from Hassan and Bengaluru
North is being considered as a possible seat for Mr Devegowda.
In 2014, the BJP had walked off with the bulk share of the seats – 17 Nos. The Congress won 9 and the JD(S) 2 seats. But
to the 43 per cent vote share of the BJP, the combined vote share of the
Congress and the JD(S) was nearly 52 per cent.
Karnataka- Seat sharing choice – Deve Gowda :
The JD(S) Supremo Deve Gowda has an option of contesting from either Bengaluru north or from Tumakuru. He has already given up the seat of Mandya and Hassan to his grandson’s Nikhil Kumaraswamy and Prajwal Revanna.
JD(S) had a good show in the last years Assembly elections in
The Congress has given up the seats of Shivamogga, where
B.S.Yeddyurappa contested and Uttara Kannada, where Union Minister Ananth Kumar
Hedge contested, to JD(S).
Former CM Siddaramaiah, who had insisted that the Congress keep
the Mysuru seat, had his way.
Karnataka- Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Seat sharing by JD(S) :
Both Mr. Devegowda and Mr. Kumaraswamy had a series of meetings with congress President Mr.Gandhi. After each meeting, they underscored that winning seats, and not their number, was crucial. Party sources initially said the JD(S) was willing to settle for nine seats. After Mr Kumaraswamy’s meeting with Rahul Gandhi, the figure dropped to eight.
Prakash Raj has announced that
he is contesting from Bengaluru Central. But Bengaluru Central has many
ticket aspirants from congress. As Prakash raj has sought congress
support, the party may not field a candidate against him.
political weather in India is going to be the hottest like never before as we
go for the national election.
Congress minister D.K.Shivakumar :
Shivakumar is often seen as a trouble-shooter for the Congress. With his sharpness
to heal political wounds, he is the go-to man during all political crises. But
when it comes to Mandya, it certainly seems like he has lost out on his charm.
Ambareesh’s widow Sumalatha sticking to her guns on contesting from Mandya, she
has become a certain headache for both the Congress and the JD(S).
opposition to DK Shivakumar coming to Mandya is coming not from anywhere else,
but from Mandya itself. The local leadership of Mandya Congress is dead against
DK Shivakumar coming to Mandya as a peacemaker.
local leaders have started a campaign called ‘Go Back DK Shivakumar’ as a mark
of protest against him. And it is no secret that the local leaders of Mandya
Congress do not want Nikhil Kumaraswamy contesting from there.
Lok Sabha Polls 2019 – Sumalatha Ambareesh :
Sumalatha Ambareesh clarified her fans that she will be contesting from Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency. She was responding to the rumours that she might decide against contesting. She used Social media and clarified her stand on standing for elections from Mandya.
Actor Sumalatha Ambareesh
and her son Abhishek Gowda campaigned for the Lok Sabha elections at BG Pura
Hobli in Balakavad, Mandya during her campaign tour.
Sumalatha started her
campaign from Malavalli with son Abhishek Gowda. The actor participated
in a hunger strike organized by like-minded people near the statue of
Viswesharaiah in the city urging tickets to only locals.
Walk to vote –
Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of tomorrow. Voting not only enables the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them to realize the importance of citizenship. Many people do not vote thinking one vote will not make a change, but as a matter of fact, it does. A nation’s political foundations are built using elections.
dates for Lok Sabha 2019 is declared by Election Commission of India on 18th
March. Election Commission announced
General Elections Dates and Assembly
polls schedule. Elections will start
from April 11 and counting will be held on 23rd May.
Elections will be held in seven phases. The EC announced the General Elections 2019 Schedule in New Delhi. After the announcement of the election dates, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force.
The Election Commission had convened a meeting to assess preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections. In the meeting, Polls in Jammu and Kashmir was also reportedly discussed.
Importance of voting in a democracy :
Voting and democracy is very important in a nation because it provides people an opportunity to voice their opinion and vote for what they believe in, it holds elected officials accountable for their behavior while in office, and it prevents a minority from dictating the policies of a majority.
Code of conduct – election dates :
According to Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner, “ the model code of conduct would come into immediate effect from Sunday and 10 lakhs polling stations would be set up this time as against about nine lakhs in 2014”.
The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3. As soon as the elections dates were announced, the model code of conduct came into force.
Lok sabha 2019 : elections dates announced :
The 543 elected Members of the Parliament will be elected from single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post-voting. The President of India nominates an additional two members from the Anglo-Indian community if he believes the community is under-represented.
Eligible voters must be Indian citizens, 18 or older, an ordinary resident of the polling area of the constituency and possess a valid voter identification card issued by the Election Commission of India.
Some people convicted of electoral or other offences are barred from voting.
Elections dates declared :
The Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka will be in 2 phases, with 14 constituencies going to the polls in each phase. The elections dates for the State of Karnataka is April 18th and April 23rd 2019. Karnataka will send 28 MPs to the Lok Sabha
For those in Bengaluru, the polling date is 18th April 2019 that is 2nd phase. There are 28 Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka which will go to polls on April 18 under separate phases.
The counting of votes will be held on May 23. The Congress-JD(S) alliance which is currently in power in the state will be looking to consolidate their numbers in the Lok Sabha as well.
Total number of LS seats in Karnataka: 28
Here are the dates and number of seats that will go
Phase II– The election will be held on April 18 on 14 seats.
Bengaluru votes on April 18.
Phase III– The election will be held on April 23
on 14 seats.
Election dates – Filing of Nomination :
to the EC, for the 14 constituencies in Karnataka that go to the polls on April
18, the last date for filing nominations is on March 26. The last date for
scrutiny of nomination is March 27 and the last date for withdrawal of
nomination is March 29.
For those 14 constituencies going to the polls on April 23, the
last date for filing nominations is April 4 and the last day for withdrawal of
nomination is April 8.
for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be held for nearly a month, from April 11
to May 19. The date of counting for the Lok Sabha elections will be May 23.
The first phase will be held on April 11, second on April 11, third
on April 23 and fourth on April 29, fifth on May 6, sixth on May 12 and seventh
phase on May 19.
Voting to elect members to the 17th Lok Sabha, Karnataka will vote
in the second and third phase of polling.Karnataka election dates are April 18
and April 23.
The two phases of polling in Karnataka will see an even split in constituencies — 14 Karnataka Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls in each of the two phases.
Neutral voters :
Neutral voters are being wooed by the political parties using social media. AS elections dates are announced, Congress party targets BJP turf social media in the coming General elections 2019.
Chasing of voters has begun. The political parties are targeting neutral voters with the help of voter intelligence software. The parties are planning to tap every voter thru automated phone calls, text messages and WhatsApp messages.
Role of social media – general elections dates declared 2019 :
Social media platform is going to play a major role in the country’s general election 2019. This alone is to corner Rs.12000 crore in political ad spends.
The most common platforms of mass social media includes news paper, radio, television, magazines, internet, facebook, twitter etc.
India has become a digital society where social media has set itself in the lives of people. The country ranks on the top of the list in the countries with the highest number of Facebook users.
Social media platforms are setting for a major windfall in this years general elections. According to media experts, the advertising spends on social media will see a major of 150%.
“Walk to vote” – elections dates announced :
Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of tomorrow. In many countries, the minimum age for voting is 18 years.
Voting not only enables the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them to realize the importance of citizenship. Many people do not vote thinking one vote will not make a change, but as a matter of fact, it does. A nation’s political foundations are built using elections.
Right to vote:
Right to vote energizes social awareness since it empowers political cooperation. The citizens can follow the progress of the political representatives and the legislature.
This consistent process enables the general population to settle on educated choices about whom to vote in favor of in the following term. Also, the legislature can’t generally act arbitrarily when the entire nation is observing.
Every adult is given the right to vote, irrespective of sex, class, occupation and so forth. This is representative of uniformity and congruity.
It is a fundamental right in which all citizens get an opportunity to choose who represents them.
Tenders are invited by KRDCL for the controversial elevated project without Cabinet approval. State Government is being accused of disregarding the opinion of public.
Protests on – Tenders are invited :
There is a great amount of protest for the elevated corridor project. A lot of citizen activists have red-flagged the Rs.2600 crore elevated corridor project.
The State Government has repeated its commitment to the plan. The KRDCL has invited tenders for a key section of the 22 km North-South corridor.
This connects Hebbal flyover and Central Silk board junction thru Mekhri circle, JC Nagar, Shanthinagar and Bannerghatta road junction.
KRDCL Tenders invitation :
KRDCL has divided the project into 3 packages on 2, 3, 4 and
6 lanes. The package will be
Shanthinagar to Central Silk Board, JC Nagar to Shanthinagar, Baptist Hospital
to JC Nagar.
Elevated corridor project – Tenders :
The total length of the project is 96 km. the tenders have been invited for 22.22 km. for 3 packages. This consists of 6.15 km. 8.75 km and 7.22 kms. The bid is for 3 years project and the contractor must maintain infrastructure for 10 years.
The tender will be opened on May 6. The other bids will be called in the coming
months. The project axes or trans-locates
North South stretch on 22.1 km. to cost Rs.5060 crores –
The corridor project has given environmental clearance. Hours after getting the clearance the KRDCL
invited tenders for the first phase.
The 22.12 km North – South corridor is between Baptist Hospital
on Bellari road and silk board junction.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs.5060.71 crore.
The total project comprises 102 km. seven corridors. It will be built at an estimated cost of over
Calling of Tenders – public ire :
In a recent cabinet meeting, the cabinet authorized the
Chief Minister to take the final call on the project. The project got approved by Kumarawamy. The public works department will be executing
The public is of the view that the government is in a sense
of urgency before the model code of conduct comes into force before the Lok
Sabha elections 2019.
Activists have criticized the Coalition government’s decision to go ahead with the elevated corridor project without public consultation.
Janata Dal (S) has announced its candidate for Mandya. Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Gowda makes entry into politics from Mandya.
Nikhil Gowda – Janata Dal (S) :
The 28 year old is seen as the heir to Kumaraswamy’s
legacy. Sources say he is being pushed
to contest elections because of his father’s deteriorating health.
The Janata Dal (S) party is demanding 12 seats out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the State from its alliance Congress party.
“A few party leaders from Mandya have been pressing me to contest the LS Polls. As the Chief Minister’s son, I have some responsibilities. If the party leaders decide that I have to contest the elections, I have no choice” Nikhil said.
Congress +Janata Dal (S) alliance :
Nikhil’s candidature will mark the entry of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s second grandson into electoral politics, as the Janata Dal (S) supremo has already indicated that Prajwal Revanna is likely to be the party candidate from Hassan.
The assertion to claim Mandya came as Congress and JD(S) have decided to fight the parliamentary polls together but are yet to finalize a seat-sharing arrangement.
H.D.Kumaraswamy on Janata Dal (S) Seat from Mandya :
“Mandya candidate will be from JD(S), there is no question of our party going back. If Nikhil Kumaraswamy has to contest the election, we will not flee to Mysuru or any other place.If he contests, he will contest from Mandya,” he said, adding his family has grown in politics from struggle, and there was no question of going elsewhere fearing somebody.
Kumaraswamy’s comment comes days after Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of the late actor-turned-politician M H Ambareesh, expressed strong intentions to contest from Mandya on a Congress ticket.
Reaction of Sumanalatha Ambareesh on Janatal Dal (S) candidacy :
Mrs. Sumalatha said that she was still waiting for response from Congress to her willingness to contest from Mandya.
media she quoted that she was not interest in announcements by other political
parties. “I am yet to hear anything
officially from the Congress. I will not take any decisions until I hear from
the party” she said.
Many citizens view Karnataka politics becoming political dynasty. At one time, Mulayam’s family had 7 law makers in Uttar Pradesh . Lalu Prasad had as many as 10 law makers in Bihar. Now it is Karnataka’s turn. Gowda’s Janata Dal (S) will have 7 members now.