Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the much-anticipated BJP election manifesto - 'Sankalp Patra' - for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls on Monday. The manifesto that states the party's agenda right from 'Foreign Policy' to 'Youth and Education' was released in the presence of party president Amit Shah and other senior party leaders including Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh at the party's headquarters in New Delhi.
In terms of 'Foreign Policy' the manifesto explicitly states the party's outlook regarding India's global standing and states, "We believe that India's time has come. She is emerging as a power and connecting stakeholders in a multi-polar world. The rise of India is the new reality and we shall play a major role in shaping global agenda in the 21st century."
This section has stated the basis and primary focus that the party seeks to formulate their foreign policies on. They have further segregated it into seven sections, namely:
1 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'
2. Global Coordination on Knowledge and Technology
3. Continuous Dialogue with Indians Living Abroad
4. Combating Terrorism through Global Forums
5. Deeper Multilateral Co-operation
6. Permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
7. Strengthening the Diplomatic Cadre and Outreach
"International relations are based on mutual understanding and cooperation," says PM Modi in the manifesto.
This is what BJP's official Twitter account posted:
Lok Sabha polls will take place in seven phases for all the 29 states and seven Union Territories beginning from April 11 to May 7, 2019. The results will be announced on May 23, 2019.