“What they promise, they fulfil”: Milind Deora praises the BJP agenda

MUMBAI: Rajya Sabha MP and head of the Shiv Sena (Shinde faction), Milind Deora, praised the BJP’s election programme, pointing out that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)—which promises to construct three crore additional houses—has special relevance for Mumbai.
“The BJP has a very strong agenda. They fulfil their promises.

A permanent home has been provided to 4 crore households under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). They now want to provide 3 crore additional households with permanent homes during the next five years. This plan is excellent. I would want to see Maharashtra and Mumbai adopt this strategy. The Mumbaikars’ aspiration is this. Everybody needs to own a permanent home,” he said.
The BJP’s “Sankalp Patra” was revealed on Sunday at the party’s New Delhi headquarters in front of Prime Minister Modi, national president JP Nadda, other senior officials, and top union ministers.

The manifesto’s slogan is “Modi ki Guarantee,” emphasising women’s rights, increased development, and a plan for “Viksit Bharat”—a developed India.
The BJP claims that 2025 will be proclaimed the ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Year’.
“Single electoral roll” and “One Nation, One Election” were promised on the BJP election platform.
The BJP’s manifesto also emphasises the introduction of more Lakhpati Didis. With the PM Surya Ghar Yojana, it guarantees zero power costs.
In addition, the BJP platform pledges legislation against paper leaks, the execution of the National Education Policy, and India’s quest to host the Olympics in 2036.
The party also promised to make the country the world’s third-largest economy when it ran for office. The aim of the manifesto was to establish India as a “global manufacturing hub.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and party President JP Nadda were present for the manifesto’s unveiling.
Speaking at the function, JP Nadda said that the people’s unambiguous mandate for the party was what allowed the government to accomplish its ten-year goals, which included repealing Article 370 of the Constitution and passing the Women’s Reservation Law.
“The triumphs of the past ten years stem from a distinct mandate,” Nadda said at an event introducing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) agenda for the approaching Lok Sabha elections.
A committee to draft the party’s manifesto, led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was formed by the BJP and had two meetings to discuss its contents. Prior to the publication of the “Sankalp Patra,” the party conducted many exercises, including large-scale nationwide campaigns to solicit public input.
More than 1.5 million proposals were sent in for the BJP’s manifesto, with over 400,000 coming via the NaMo app and over 1.1 million through videos.
The Indian Lok Sabha elections, which will choose the 543 members for the 18th Lok Sabha, are slated to take place between April 19, 2024, and June 1, 2024. The results of these elections, which will take place in seven rounds, will be announced on June 4.
Approximately 970 million people are eligible to vote out of 1.44 billion people in the population. The general election will fall on the same day as the elections for legislative assemblies in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim. In addition, there will be 16 state-wide by-elections for 35 seats.