Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Manifesto


HEALTH

  • BJP



    Telemedicine and diagnostic facilities in 150,000 wellness centres by 2022

    One Medical college in every district by 2022

    Immunisation for all new borns and pregnant women by 2022

  • Congress



    Health expenditure at 3% of GDP by 2024 via Right to Healthcare Act

    Insurance model not preferred

    National Telemedicine Policy

    All vacancies at all levels in PHCs and in public hospitals to be filled within 1 year

EDUCATION

  • BJP



    Prime Minister Innovative Learning Programme for talented children

    National institutes for teachers’ training

    Increase in higher education seats by 50%

    50 institutions of emminence by 2024

    Investment of Rs 1 trillion in higher education

  • CONGRESS



    Education spending to be doubled to 6% of GDP by 2024

    School education be be transferred to the State List

    Ambit of RTE to be expanded to free and compulsory education till 10+2

    Guest, temporary and contract teachers to be brought on regular payroll

    Gross enrolment ratio in higher education to be increased to 40 by 2024

    Outstanding interest dues on old education loans as on 31 March 2019 to be waived

    Education loan programme to be expanded

EMPLOYMENT

  • BJP



    Support to 22 "champion sectors" in Indian economy

    'Entrepreneurial Northeast' scheme to provide financial support to MSMEs in NE

    50,000 ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendras’ to provide jobs to tribal youth

  • CONGRESS



    400,000 central government and institutional vacancies before March 2020

    1 million seva mitra positions in every gram panchayat

    ‘Water Bodies Restoration Mission’ and ‘Wasteland Regeneration Mission’ to create 10 million jobs

    Freedom of Association and Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining for workers

NATIONAL SECURITY

  • BJP



    Make in India in Defence

    Zero tolerance for terrorism and extremism

    The armed forces to get modern equipment

    Resettlement of soldiers 3 years before their retirement

    NRC to be expedited, and implemented in a phased manner in other parts of the country

    Smart fencing

  • CONGRESS



    All modernisation programmes to be expedited

    The office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to be established as the principal advisor to the government

    The strength of border police to be increased

    Modern, well-equipped Integrated Border Outposts to be constructed

    AFSPA to to be amended to strike a balance between security and human rights

ENVIRONMENT

  • BJP



    Reuse and 100% disposal of liquid waste

    The behavioural change of open defecation-free regions to be sustained

    Independent water ministry

    Interlinking of rivers

    Jal Jivan Mission: Nal se Jal

    100% sewage treatment of water entering the Ganga

    Green Bonus to incentivise forest cover in Himalayan states

    National clean air mission in 102 cities

    Air pollution level to be reduced by 35% by 2024

  • CONGRESS



    Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan to replace Swachh Bharat

    New and independent Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

    Complete ban on the import of all types of waste

    Solid waste management plan in all villages, towns and cities using modern tech

    Forest cover to be increased from 21% to 25% by 2025

    A modern Climate Information System to be developed

    Universal access to potable drinking water

    A Ministry of Water to be created

    Budget allocation to cleaning rivers to be doubled 

AGRICULTURE

  • BJP



    Annual cash dole (PK-KISAN) to all farmers irrespective of the size of their land owned

    Pension for small and marginal farmers

    Rs 25-trillion investment in agri-rural sector

    Interest-free short-term farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh

    Participation in crop loan insurance scheme to be made voluntary

    An e-commerce portal for organic produce

    10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations by 2022

    Digitisation of Land Records on a mission mode, with conclusive titling

    Matsya Sampada Yojana infra for small traditional fisherfolk

  • CONGRESS



    Karz Mukti, or freedom from indebtedness: Waiver of all outstanding farm loans

    Separate Kisan Budgets

    National Commission on Agricultural Development and Planning

    Commission on Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labour

    APMCs to be repealed and farm trade to be made free from all restrictions

    The value of dairy and poultry production to be doubled in 5 years

    A separate ministry for fisheries and welfare of fisherfolk

    A National Fisherfolk Commission to be set up

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BJP



    Rs 25-trillion investment in agri-rural sector

    Rural Road Upgradation Programme to connect education/health centre and markets to villages

    Saashray: pucca houses for all

    Sujal: Piped water connection to all houses

    Connect all villages by optical fiber internet by 2022

  • CONGRESS



    Rural infrastructure fund

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) 3.0

    Minimum guaranteed days of employment to be increased to 150

    Broadband connectivity to be provided to all village Panchayats by 2021

    The role and authority of the Gram Sabhas to be enhanced

URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • BJP



    Nal se Jal: piped water connection to all houses

    National Urban Mobility Mission to integrate public transport through common mobility card/ticketing

    Metro in 50 cities by 2024

  • CONGRESS



    A comprehensive policy on Urbanisation

    Directly elected mayors for better governance

    Right to Housing for the urban poor

    Slum Upgradation and Transformation Scheme

OVERALL ECONOMY

  • BJP



    Improve GDP share from manufacturing sector

    Doubling the exports

    Rs 1-trillion credit to MSMEs by 2024

    National Policy for Retail Trade for the growth of retail business

    GST to continue, with more simplification in the process

    A new industrial policy to be mooted

    Lowering of tax rates

    Honest tax payers to be rewarded

  • CONGRESS



    GST 2.0 with single, moderate, standard rate of tax (special levy for demerit goods)

    Real Estate (all sectors), petroleum products, tobacco and liquor to come under GST

    E-way bill system to be abolished

    A share of the GST revenue to be allocated to Panchayats and Municipalities

    Simpler and single quarterly GST returns

    GST Council to be served by a permanent secretariat of tax economists, tax policy experts and tax professionals

    Direct Taxes Code to be enacted in the first year

    New industrial towns to come up

    Share of manufacturing to be increased to 25%

    Stalled projects to be revived

    ‘Make for the World’ policy and ‘Exclusive Export-only Zones’ to come up

    Every Fortune 500 company to set up a business in India

INFRA & POWER

  • BJP



    National Warehousing Grid along national highways

    Structural reduction in the cost of capital for infrastructure

    60,000 km of national highways in the next five years

    Broadguaging and electrification of Railways

    WiFi facility at railway stations

    Dedicated freight corridor by 2022

    200 airports by 2024

    Doubling of port capacity by 2024

    Quality electricity to all consumers

    Strengthen state power distribution companies

  • CONGRESS



    Total length of national highways to be augmented

    All outdated railway infrastructure to be modernised

    Establish infrastructure investment trusts

    Availability and access to electricity in rural areas to be enhanced

    Off-grid renewable power

NEW ECONOMY

  • BJP



    Collateral-free credit of up to Rs 50 lakh

    100 Innovation Zones in Urban Local Bodies

    500 new incubators and accelerators by 2024

    ‘Seed Startup Fund’ of R s20,000 crore₹20,000 crore

    High-level skilling for more than 600,000 people per year

  • CONGRESS



    Angel Tax imposed on startups to be withdrawn

    Create an Enterprise Support Agency

    Renew UPA initiatives UDAAN, HIMAYAT and UMMEED to impart skills

    Low-skilled jobs for the uneducated

WOMEN & CHILD

  • BJP



    A Uniform Civil Code to be brought

    33% reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies

    Sanitary pads at an affordable cost of just Re 1

    A comprehensive child protection framework

  • CONGRESS



    33% reservation for women in Parliament and state Assemblies

    33% reservation for women in central govt, CISF, CRPF and BSF jobs

    A crèche in every Anganwadi

    1 ASHA worker per 2,500 people in a village

SCIENCE & TECH

  • BJP



    A science mission

    Sales & trading investment in state government institutions (National Research Foundation)

    A language translation mission

  • CONGRESS



    Expenditure on science and technology to be increased to 2 per cent of GDP

    All current vacancies in the posts of researchers and scientists to be filled within 12 months

    The National Innovation Council to be revitalised

    A National Data Science Institute to be set up

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

  • BJP



    Poverty to be reduced to less than 10% by 2024

    PM-KISAN cash dole to be extended to all farmers

  • CONGRESS



    Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY): Rs 72,000 per year to 20% poorest families

    100 million people to be lifted out of poverty by 2024

    Poverty to be wiped out by 2030

J&K

  • BJP



    Article 370 of the Constitution to be abrogated

    Aricle 35A to be annulled

  • CONGRESS



    Deployment of armed forces to be reviewed

    More troops to be moved to borders to stop infiltration completely

    The presence of Army and CAPFs in the Kashmir Valley to be reduced

    AFSPA to be reviewed

WEAKER SECTIONS

  • BJP



    Every block with more than 50% ST population to have an Eklavya Model Residential School

    50,000 ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendras to be set up

    Occupational health and safety for Safai Karmacharis

    Shram Yogi Mandhan for small shopkeepers

  • CONGRESS



    Govt schemes and programmes to be subjected to social audit

    An anti-discrimination law to be passed

    A Diversity Index TO BE introduced as a metric to assess and ensure diversity in public bodies

    An Equal Opportunities Commission to be set up

    All backlog vacancies reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs to be filled

    Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in private higher education institutions

CULTURE

  • BJP



    Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya

    100 Panini fellowships for Sanskrit scholars

  • CONGRESS



    Censorship to be resolutely opposed

    Artistic freedom to be guaranteed

    Digital archives for India’s art and culture to be created

    An Inter-faith Council to be set up

    New law to punish hate crimes

FOREIGN POLICY

  • BJP



    Permanent membership of the United Nation Security Council to be sought

    International Space Technology Alliance

    A ‘Comity of Nations Against International Terrorism’ as a voluntary multi-lateral forum to be established

  • CONGRESS



    A policy of non-alignment

    National Council on Foreign Policy to be set up

    Efforts to win Indian a permanent membership of the UN Security Council and the Nuclear Suppliers Group to be re-doubled

    The size of the Foreign Service to be increased significantly; domain experts and scholars to be inducted

BANK & FINANCE

  • BJP



    Ensure access to bank branches, payment banks and banking correspondents by creating a new data-sharing framework

    Banking facilities within a radius of 5 km

    International Financial Services Centre Authority

  • CONGRESS



    2 or more PSBs to be amalgamated so that there are only 6-8 PSBs

    Governance structure of PSBs to be reviewed

    Redundant Banking Board Bureau to be abolished

    A robust, deep and liquid corporate bond market, municipal bond market and infrastructure investment trusts to be developed

DIASPORA

  • BJP



    Launch ‘Bharat Gaurav’ campaign to increase interaction among the Indian diaspora

    Strengthen the MADAD portal as single-point avenue

  • CONGRESS



    Ministry of Overseas Indians to be re-established

    NRI Invest Scheme to be brought in

ELECTORAL REFORMS

  • BJP



    Simultaneous elections to Parliament, State assemblies and local bodies to reduce expenditure, ensure e􀄇cient utilisation of government resources and security forces

    Single Voter List for all elections

  • CONGRESS



    Scrap electoral bonds

    Set up National Election Fund to which any person may make a contribution

    50% EVMs will be matched against the physical count

FOOD SECURITY

  • BJP



    Sugar to be added to food security 

  • CONGRESS



    List of beneficiaries to be reviewed and updated within 6 months

    Quality and delivery of Mid-Day Meals to be improved: milk and eggs to be included in the meal