India election SHOCK: Alliance to LOSE majority despite support over Pakistan tensions

India election SHOCK: Alliance to LOSE majority despite support over Pakistan tensions

India election SHOCK: Alliance to LOSE majority despite support over Pakistan tensions

The Congress leader added that while the BJP had promised to bring back Rs 80 lakh crore in black money and deposit Rs 15 lakh in each Indian's bank account, "in reality, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya looted Rs 1 lakh crore of the taxpayer's money and fled the country right under Modi's nose".

Jaitley also cited an Indian airstrike against an alleged terrorist camp in Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir in February. They also posed a question as to why the same promise is not mentioned in the 2019 poll manifesto released on Sunday.

Modi's BJP has consistently advocated ending Kashmir's special constitutional status, which prevents non-residents from buying property in Indian-administered Kashmir, arguing that such laws have hindered its integration with the rest of the country. "We will preserve the identity of the states".

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP released its poll manifesto for Odisha, ruling-BJD today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and the Kharavela Nagar Police Station alleging that the saffron party cheated the people of Odisha.

BJP supporters have demanded the removal, expressing anger at many Kashmiris' resistance to rule by India. He said the party manifesto is a "multi-layered and multi-dimensional" document that addressed the expectations and aspirations of all sections of the society, and it contained "jan ke mann ki baat". "They are wrong. We will fight against it".

About 900 million people are eligible to vote in the election starting on Thursday, in which Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party-led group is taking on the Congress and its allies and a clutch of regional parties.

But Tarun Kumar, a secretary for the main opposition Congress party, said the model code of conduct had became a joke because the recently launched NaMO TV that carries Modi's rallies live and runs other promotional material for the ruling party was still on air despite several complaints against it.

Anchoring BJP's political vision around "rashtravaad" (nationalism), "antyodaya" (integral humanism) and "sushaasan" (good governance), Modi said the party wants India to move forward in every sector and hence the Sankalp Patra focussed on a multi-dimensional approach towards growth in every sector.

It dismissed the BJP manifesto as anti-farmer, despite its pledge of a pension scheme for small and marginal farmers who make up more than 80 percent of India's estimated 263 million farmers, with landholdings smaller than 2 hectares [5 acres].

Related news