Bangalore, April 8: The Congress, AAP and BJP have finally released their respective manifestos for the Lok Sabha election, which kicked off on Monday. What are the stands of the three parties on major issues?
Here is a look:
Congress- Deal with Left-wing Extremism. Equip police forces modern weapons and technology.
AAP- Review AFSPA, zero tolerance on terrorism, Kashmir an integral part of India.
BJP- Zero tolerance on terrorism, extremism and crime.
Congress- FDI in multi-brand retail
AAP- No to FDI in retail
BJP- Opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail. Open to FDI in other sectors if it creates employment.
Congress: Quality education and sports infrastructure in India
AAP: Equal access to quality education for all, special provisions for girl students, institute like IITs and AIIMS.
BJP: Reviving Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, restructuring UGC into a Higher Education Commission, online vocational training, skill mapping.
Congress- Transparent process to procure state-of-the-art equipment. Impetus to upgrade domestic manufacturing capabilities. Welfare of ex-Servicemen
AAP- Transparency in defence procurement, one rank one pension, secure borders through improved infrastructure.
BJP- Technology transfer in defence manufacturing, independent strategic nuclear programme.
Vision for economy
Congress- 8% plus growth rate within three years.
AAP - Emphasis on Employment, checking price rise, bring back black money, simplify taxation system.
BJP- Check price rise and corruption, create employment, check corruption, bring back black money