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BJP manifesto delayed due to last minute changes by team Modi: sources

CNN-IBN
Apr 03, 2014 at 09:49am IST

New Delhi: Dealing with infighting on several issues, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be in yet another crisis. The party is yet to release its manifesto for the polls, which will begin on April 7.

Sources say the BJP manifesto release has been delayed due to several last minute changes being asked for by team Narendra Modi. The manifesto is being drafted by Murli Manohar Joshi.

Sources say that Joshi's initial draft was perceived to be not sufficiently forward looking. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Modi is asking for the inclusion of a commitment to set up 100 new urban cities and top universities in each state and city.

BJP's manifesto is likely to be released on April 5 or 6.

While many questions being raised about why the BJP manifesto has been delayed, party Leader Subramanian Swamy has now said that it is work in progress. "We have highlighted our plans in the speeches our leaders are giving. Murli Manohar Joshi is working on the manifesto. He is also contesting the elections, so he must be busy," Swamy said.

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