Sources have told Republic TV that BJP is likely to release its manifesto in the evening at a five-star hotel in New Delhi on April 5. PM Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah along with Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj are expected to be present for the event.
Prior to this announcement, two months ago, on February 3, BJP party president Amit Shah had launched the month-long campaign called 'Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat- Modi Ke Saath' with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the views and suggestions from at least 10 crore families to help BJP draft its 'sankalp patra' (manifesto) for the upcoming general elections in the country.
"The visionary policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped establish the foundation for long term development in the country, where previous regimes in the past 30 years have not taken any concrete steps to resolve problems", BJP President Amit Shah had said during the event.
PM Modi too had tweeted the importance of a participative democracy saying:
Meanwhile, the Congress Party released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday covering an array of issues ranging from employment, education and health to climate change, corruption, and Indian armed forces.
Congress President, Rahul Gandhi announced the release of the manifesto tweeting:
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, April 3 tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a "hypocrisy document" which was "full of lies".
In a rally in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday PM Modi further attacked the Congress saying:
"Those who burn the Tricolour and insult it, raise slogans of breaking India into pieces, play in the hands of foreign forces and vandalise statues of Baba Saheb (Ambedkar), the Congress sympathises with them, too."