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BJP Vs congress in Lok Sabha Elections 2024: A detailed Comparison of Manifestos

Lok Sabha Elections 2024

The biggest political festival has arrived in the world’s largest democracy; India. First phase of Lok Sabha election 2024 has already started in various parts of Indian States. Which political party? In the race to achieve political goals, each political party has launched its manifestos. A manifesto is lots of promises of developmental progress, populist promises, socialist promises. Many of them have promised for huge Infra development, bring Uniform Civil Code (UCC), incentivise business, youth, and women while others have mentioned in their manifesto for making India a global economic hub or superpower, or you can say the global superpower. In India, there are two major political parties, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and INC (Indian National Congress).

BJP is contesting the Lok Sabha election with small political parties, some regional parties. They are cumulatively known as the NDA (National Democratic Alliance). To counter this major political party, Congress has also aligned with multiple small or big regional political parties and launched the I.N.D.I.A alliance. With its slogan “abki baar 400 paar“, BJP is quite confident of winning this loksabha election 2024.

So both political parties have launched their manifestos. So in this blog, you will get to know their promises and what are their reasons aligned with India’s democratic progress as well as their envision of making India a developed country, so let’s continue reading.

Manifesto of BJP (Sankalp Patra)

On April 14, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP’s manifesto, also known as Sankalp Patra, in the wake of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in 2024.

What is BJP’s Sankalp Patra?

Sankalp Patra is nothing but the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The manifesto reveals the road map of BJP and NDA (National Democratic Alliance) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The BJP government has a vision of 2047 to make India a developed country.

As we know, there is a tradition of launching a manifesto before every Lok Sabha election in India, so this political party has also launched the manifesto in the name of Sankalp Batra, so let’s see what are the key points or key agenda in the manifesto of the BJP government.

Manifesto of BJP for Lok Sabha Election 2024

The BJP’s Sankalp Patra for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections covers a wide range of themes and initiatives, including:

Economic Development and Infrastructure

  • Strengthening the manufacturing sector and promoting ‘Make in India‘ initiatives.
  • Encourage the Indian Olympic Association to submit a proposal to host the 2036 Olympic Games.
  • Enhancing infrastructure through the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
  • Promoting growth in the agriculture and allied sectors.
  • Boosting investments and facilitating ease of doing business.

Social Welfare and Empowerment

  • Expanding the coverage of the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme.
  • Introducing new initiatives for the empowerment of women and youth.
  • Strengthening social security measures for the underprivileged sections.
  • Promoting skill development and entrepreneurship opportunities.

National Security and Foreign Policy

  • Implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
  • To strengthen India’s defence capabilities and modernise the armed forces.
  • Adopting a firm stance against terrorism and cross-border threats.
  • Enhancing regional cooperation and strategic partnerships.
  • Safeguarding India’s interests on global platforms.

Governance and Reforms

  • Working towards making “One Nation, One Election” a reality.
  • Promised to bring a Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
  • Plan to implement a law against paper leaks.
  • Promoting digitalisation and e-governance for efficient service delivery.
  • Ensuring transparency and accountability in governance.
  • Streamlining administrative processes and reducing bureaucratic hurdles.

Environment and Sustainability

  • Fossil energy sources and old technologies today need to be replaced by renewables and clean technologies to protect natural resources.
  • Trying those measures which are within the domain of ecological conservation and climate change reduction.
  • Sustaining development without depleting resources is one of the basic aspects of global-level efforts.
  • Promoting eco-friendly procedures or the green economy also belongs to the sphere of influence that might destroy our environment.

Manifesto of Congress (Nyay Patra)

On April 5, 2024, the Congress party launched their manifesto, also known as ‘Nyay Patra’, in the wake of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in 2024.

What is Congress’ Nyay Patra?

The Indian National Congress (INC) has launched its manifesto to the gathering for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections which is titled “Nyay Patra” (Justice Document). This manifesto is a combination of the party’s goals, promises, and planned policies to not only deal with the concerns but to make the nation better.

Manifesto of Congress for Lok Sabha Election 2024

The Congress party’s Nyay Patra for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections focuses on the following key areas:

Economic Revival and Welfare

  • Introducing a minimum income guarantee scheme (NYAY) for the poorest households.
  • Promoting inclusive growth and generating employment opportunities.
  • Strengthening the agricultural sector and ensuring remunerative prices for farmers.
  • Reviving the MSME sector and boosting entrepreneurship.

Social Justice and Empowerment

  • Coming up with quotas for financially vulnerable classes in all the communities.
  • Creating a gender-equal environment and empowering women via different programs are key to enhancing women’s status.
  • Make certain that marginalised populations are empowered and have healthy lives.
  • The need to protect minorities and maintain democracy stands as a vital lesson.

Healthcare and Education

  • Installing a sound system full of potential for all and the needy.
  • It is important to carry out a reallocation of investment more into education and in this way, make quality learning accessible to all.
  • Skill development and vocational training programs to give greater opportunities.
  • Inspiring scientific research and innovation in the lead sectors.

Environment and Sustainability

  • Implementing sustainable development mechanisms and climate change inception is one of the roadmaps that will be considered.
  • Suggesting renewable energy sources such as solar wind and advancing clean technologies are consequently.
  • Natural resource conservation and diversity preservation entail a range of actions including reduction of carbon emissions to decrease global warming..
  • To consider control of pollution and waste the best practices.

National Security and Foreign Policy

  • Making an impact on India’s defence capabilities and maintaining peace among borders.
  • Opening and balanced relations with various other states and regions regardless of the global political issue.
  • Promoting regional cooperation and strategic partnerships
  • Safeguarding India’s global interests and diaspora.

Conclusion

While the BJP’s “Sankalp Patra” and the Congress’ “Nyay Patra” are comprehensive documents encompassing India’s developmental agenda, they provide clear plans. The BJP’s manifesto in this regard has the impression of a more all-round wiser approach to the system for the benefit of the nation. Whereas, the opposition seems to have failed to push a visionary leadership for this Lok sabha election. Still its manifesto sounds populist, socialist and not feasible at many logical points. At the same time, BJP and NDA is able to place its attention on stimulating production growth through the construction of factories and infrastructure development and then aspires for the improvement of social protection, security, and environmental sustainability. It gives a comprehensive format of nation development as a whole other than just economic development.

FAQs

Q. Where can I find the full manifestos of the BJP and Congress?

Both parties’ complete manifestos are available on their official websites.

Q. What is the ideology of the BJP political party?

Integral humanism, initially developed by Deendayal Upadhyaya in 1965, is the official doctrine of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The party supports nationalist-centred foreign policy together with social conservatism.

Q. What will Nyay Patra’s priorities be for the 2024 elections?

The Congress’s Nyay Patra focuses on ‘Youth Justice’, ‘Gender Justice’, ‘Farmers’ Justice’, ‘Workers’ Justice’, and ‘Equity Justice’. They aim to address pressing issues ahead of the elections and introduce fresh commitments for a rejuvenated India.

Q. Is it a holiday on 19 April 2024?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) holiday schedule for 2024 indicates that many banks in the cities where they are located will be closed on April 19 Bank Holiday because of the election.

Q. What are the key promises in the BJP’s Sankalp Patra? 

The BJP’s Sankalp Patra includes promises such as implementing a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Plus, facilitated the Indian Olympic Association to bid for hosting the Olympic Games in 2036, implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). While making One Nation, One Election a reality.

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