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BJP 2.0: Fulfilling promises from the election manifesto

Shruti Suman

ByShruti

Aug 12, 2020

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Generally, politicians make several promises in their field during elections. This is because they need votes. After the election, they forget their promises and are even not visible in their areas. The public also knows it very well. In spite of that, they believe in their promises and elect them as their leaders. But it is their prime duty that if the public has elected them as their leader then they should try to win their trust. The politicians should be fair and honest towards their work so that the public could believe in them and support them in the development of the country.

It’s a matter of great pleasure that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has started fulfilling its promises.

A year ago, Narendra Modi’s government brought two resolutions related to Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 included six special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 of the Indian constitution gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The first rendered Article 370 inoperative in Jammu and Kashmir and the second was the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

On 5 August 2019, Amit Shah announced that the government of India has revoked the special status, limited autonomy granted under Article 370 of the Indian constitution. After removing Article 370, as a result, Jammu and Kashmir could make its own rules relating to permanent residency, ownership of property, and fundamental rights. It could also bar Indians from outside the state from purchasing property there.

In 1996 elections, which were held after the demolition of the Babri Mosque in 1992, the BJP government improved its tone on the issue.”On coming to power, the BJP government will facilitate the construction of Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya which will be a tribute to Bharat Mata.” it’s 1996 manifesto says. The promise of ‘Mandir Wahin Banayenge ‘ has almost always found a place in all of BJP’s election manifestos for the last 23 years.

The five judges, in this case, were Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (now retired), S.A. Bobde (present CJI), Ashok Bhushan, D.Y. Chandrachud, S. Abdul Nazeer. They ordered the Government of India to create a trust to build the Ram Mandir temple and form a Board of Trustees within three months. The result was announced on 9 November 2019 by the Supreme Court.

  • The land will be owned by the Government of India and subsequently transferred to the trust after its formation.
  • 2.77 acres of the area allocated for construction of the temple while 5 acres of the area was allocated to Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque at Ayodhya.
  • Hindu parties furnished better evidence to prove that Hindus had worshipped continuously believing the birthplace of Lord Rama. Muslim parties failed to establish their possession of the disputed land.

After the decision of the case by the Supreme Court the dispute between Hindu and Muslim ended.

Citizenship Amendment Act was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It was introduced by Amit Shah ( Minister of Home Affairs). The purpose of this bill is to give Indian citizenship to illegal; migrants of communities who belong to Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Amit Shah had pointed out in Lok Sabha. the bill was a key part of the BJP electoral campaign and mentioned prominently in its manifesto.

The Citizenship Amendment Act facilitates the claiming of citizenship by illegal non-muslim immigrants or other persons who are unable to provide residence in India, all citizens including the 175 million Muslims enjoy the same right.

The government should focus on boosting employment, women safety, foreign goods restriction, skill development education and to reduce crimes and inflation in the country.

The BJP government had tried their best to fulfill all the promises. We all hope that the BJP government will succeed in advancing the country its tenure.

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