New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party promised on Monday to reserve 33 percent of seats in the Parliament and state assemblies for women if it returns to power in an election due to begin on Thursday.
"Women's welfare and development will be accorded a high priority at all levels within the government, and the BJP is committed to 33 percent reservation in parliament and state assemblies through a constitutional amendment," the manifesto said.
The party also pledged to simplify the goods and services tax (GST), which disrupted businesses and hurt economic growth when it was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released the ‘Sankalp Patra’, the BJP manifesto for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, with special focus on uniform civil code, Ram Mandir, one nation-one election, farmers and economic growth. At the manifesto launch, BJP chief Amit Shah said the party is going with 75 promises to celebrate 75 years of Independence.
Further, the ruling party has vowed to work towards the resettlement of Army soldiers three years before their retirement.
“We promise to create a more effective framework for the resettlement of our armed forces veterans. Under this effort, the armed forces will start planning for the resettlement of soldiers three years before their retirement and in accordance with their preferences. This will include provision for skills training, soft skills training, financial support for higher education, for housing and for starting an enterprise,” the manifesto read.(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed - Reuters)