Manifesto

  • What the BJP and Congress manifestos really promise and don't 21-04-2014 11:46 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto, much to the displeasure of the Election Commission, on the first day of the 2014 Indian general elections (April 7). Both the BJP and the Congress, which released its manifesto last month (March 26) have emphasized systemic reforms in their manifestos. After...
  • LS polls: Congress promises free TVs, laptops in Seemandhra 18-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Hyderabad: The Congress has promised free television sets along with dish connection for poor and free laptops for students of government colleges, in its manifesto for Seemandhra released on Friday. The Congress, which is facing a testing time in Seemandhra in view of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, promised freebies for...
  • Congress releases poll manifesto for Telangana 12-04-2014 11:01 PM

    Congress on Saturday released its election manifesto for Telangana, promising socially-inclusive growth with focus on jobs and social justice and a three-pronged approach for building the new state. The manifesto, released in Hyderabad this afternoon by Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, looked largely like a replica of the manifestos of rival...
  • JDS manifesto vows to safeguard Karnataka interests 11-04-2014 05:27 PM

    Bangalore: The Janata Dal (Secular) manifesto on Friday promised new inter-state river water and rural India policies and vowed to protect Karnataka's interests which the national parties had "totally failed" to safeguard. The manifesto said elected representatives of Congress and BJP have become "mute spectators" and not taken any action...
  • AAP unveils Mumbai manifesto, vows to decriminalise gay sex 10-04-2014 09:23 PM

    Mumbai: Decriminalisation of gay sex by repealing section 377 of IPC, bringing more women officers in police force and "zero tolerance" towards crimes against women are some of the promises made by Aam Aadmi Party which on Thursday unveiled its Mumbai-centric "sankalp patra". "Mumbai is special(in itself),"activist-turned-politician and AAP's candidate...
  • Jairam Ramesh to release Congress manifesto for Telangana 10-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh is set to release the Congress party's election manifesto for Telangana at an event in Hyderabad on April 12. The manifesto would be released at Gandhi Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters, at 11 am, Telangana region's Congress president Ponnala Lakshmaiah told reporters today. A key member...
  • BJP's 'poisonous thoughts' reflects majoritarian politics, says Chidambaram 08-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the BJP of deliberately attempting to polarise voters by raking up "poisonous and divisive" issues like Ram Temple in Ayodhya to consolidate its vote bank without bothering about those who will not vote for them. Addressing a press conference in Madurai, he said what was...
  • India's 'no first use' nuclear policy may change under BJP-led NDA rule 07-04-2014 10:21 PM

    New Delhi: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, pledged on Monday to revise India's nuclear doctrine, whose central principle is that New Delhi would not be first to use atomic weapons in a conflict. Unveiling its election manifesto, the party gave no details,...
  • Won't do anything for myself or out of ill intent as PM: Narendra Modi 07-04-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: After weeks of frantic parleys the BJP finally released its 2014 Lok Sabha election manifesto on Monday. After the manifesto was released BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi vowed that he would not do anything for himself after becoming the Prime Minister. "The party...
  • India Inc wants BJP to reconsider stand on FDI in retail 07-04-2014 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Dismayed by the BJP's decision to say no to FDI in multi-brand retail in its election manifesto, India Inc has urged the party to reconsider its stand, saying the move may send a wrong signal to overseas investors. However, industry bodies have welcomed other promises made in the...
  • LS polls: BJP promises growth & investment, but no to FDI in retail 07-04-2014 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Describing the UPA's 10-year rule as "decade of decay", BJP today promised to restore investor confidence by promoting growth, checking inflation, pushing tax reforms and encouraging foreign investments, but said no to FDI in multibrand retail. The BJP manifesto, released in the presence of its top leaders, also...
  • BJP united on manifesto, its release violates no law: MM Joshi 07-04-2014 04:11 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and chairman of the party's manifesto drafting committee Murli Manohar Joshi brushed aside all criticism of the document and said that this was the best BJP manifesto ever. Refuting the charge that releasing of the manifesto was a violation of the model code...
  • Election manifestos: BJP, Congress and AAP's stand on key issues 07-04-2014 03:33 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The Congress had already come out with the document on March 26 while the Aam Aadmi Party, which has generated a lot of curiosity by its unorthodox methods, had...
  • Hindutva agenda intact in BJP manifesto: Prakash Karat 07-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that the Hindutva agendas remain intact in the BJP manifesto, like building the Ram Temple, implementation of uniform civil code and Article 370. The selection of Narendra Modi's s seat from Varanasi shows that the Hindutva agenda is in the forefront as...
  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • Congress complains to EC on BJP releasing manifesto on polling day 07-04-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday complained to the Election Commission on the release of the poll manifesto by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on a day the elections began. The BJP released its manifesto promising to rid India of corruption and bring it back on the path of development....
  • Will not do anything for myself, says Narendra Modi 07-04-2014 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday vowed that he will not do anything with for himself if he becomes the prime minister as he outlined his vision. "The party has bestowed me with certain responsibility. I want to make three promises personally -- I will never...
  • BJP manifesto reflects communal agenda to attract votes: JD(U) 07-04-2014 12:01 PM

    JD(U) slammed the BJP manifesto for the Lok Sabha Polls by terming it as a manifesto of communal agenda to get votes. Expressing disappointment, JD(U) leader AK Tyagi said that there is no mention for special reservation for dalits or increasing procurement price for farmers in it. Tyagi said that...
  • LS polls: BJP's 'dream manifesto' will remain a dream, says Congress 07-04-2014 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, focusing primarily on development and inclusive growth. It's rivals, however, were quick to slam the manifesto, with the Congress calling it a "dream manifesto" which will remain a dream. Listed below are some of...
  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 11:11 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 10:59 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • BJP manifesto: Strong growth, zero tolerance on terror, Ram Temple 07-04-2014 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Promising to usher in an era of strong economic growth, job creation, tackling the corruption menace, zero tolerance on terrorism and a strong foreign policy, the Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of...
  • RJD releases LS Poll manifesto, tries to woo minority voters 06-04-2014 09:23 PM

    In an attempt to woo its traditional vote bank including the minority community and people belonging to backward and most backward castes, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday went all out in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto promising a plethora of initiatives for them. The manifesto promises ending the contractual...
  • AJSU manifesto: Special status for Jharkhand, 50 lakh new jobs 06-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Ranchi: All Jharkhand Students Union has promised to work for special status for Jharkhand, production of 10,000 mega watts of electricity, creation of 50 lakh jobs and a world-class state capital in Ranchi in the party manifesto released on Saturday in Ranchi. Stressing on the demand for special status for...
  • LS polls: BJP may face trouble if it releases manifesto on April 7, says EC 05-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Patna: The BJP may land in trouble if it releases its election manifesto on April 7 as it will be in violation of the model code of conduct, Election Commissioner HS Brahma said on Saturday. "We will try to enforce the Representation of the People Act," Brahma added, making it...
  • LS polls: BJP, TV channels run risk of violating poll law on manifesto 05-04-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi/Patna: BJP and the electronic media run the risk of falling foul of the provisions of law if the party releases its manifesto on April 7 and TV channels telecast it on the day polling in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections begins in Tripura and Assam. However, the party...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power 05-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a...
  • LS polls: AAP candidate Soni Sori's manifesto is an affidavit 05-04-2014 02:51 PM

    First time in history, a candidate has released the manifesto on stamp paper. AAP candidate from Bastar, Soni Sori released her manifesto on stamp paper stating , "People should use it against me and get my resignation if I fail to fulfill what I promise and stand for." In her...
  • LS polls: JD(U) releases its manifesto 05-04-2014 02:21 PM

    JD(U) President Sharad Yadav and CM Nitish Kumar released party manifesto for the Lok Sabha Polls in Patna on Saturday. In its manifesto, the party has promised upliftment of poor belonging to upper castes. Presenting the manifesto, Sharad Yadav said,"We pledge to focus on strengthening the society." He said,"We have...
  • BJP will release manifesto on Apr 7, but can it publicise it? 04-04-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party will release its manifesto on April 7, the day polling begins for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, the party may not be able to publicise or broadcast its manifesto on the same day. The Election Commission sources have now told CNN-IBN that a...