A close look at party manifestos this year with analysis and reviews on how political parties propose to address national issues. This one is about what the real issues are. Mint will analyse party manifestos and plans and set the agenda for governance.

What is the Congress ideology?

Despite an open invitation to support Congress Ideology, no one really seems to know exactly what that ideology is

Congress will ensure inclusive growth in country: Sibal

Highlighting the achievements of the UPA Government, Sibal, the Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk constituency, said that ensuring “inclusive growth” was the main aim of the of Congress-led government

Internal security challenges

The new government must reform the police apparatus to confront a deteriorating security situation

Mulayam releases manifesto, accuses PM of ‘insulting’ party

The SP will make efforts to maintain harmonious relations with neighbouring countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh

Polls Apart

Both the BJP and the Congress are towing the same line on populist measures even though they stand apart on ideological issues

LJP manifesto favours creation of new states

The manifesto promised to take the initiative for socio-economic and educational development of the minorities, especially Muslims in the light of the findings of the Sachar Committee

CPI releases manifesto, rules out backing Cong-led govt

CPI general secretary AB Bardhan said the party would improve its position in West Bengal and Kerala

BJP offers tax cuts, tough security law

The BJP also promised to retrieve Indian money illegally stashed abroad, generate employment through massive infrastructure projects and give cheaper farm loans

Congress releases manifesto, pushes rural help, jobs

The party said it would extend interest relief to farmers and build on the national job guarantee scheme

NCP releases manifesto, proposes fixed term of Lok Sabha

Its manifesto said there needs to be stability in the thought process of the political leadership as it has to lead a diverse country like India towards social, economic success

Some DPCC leaders want reconsidering Tytler, Sajjan nomination

A section of Delhi unit of Congress today demanded reconsideration of candidature of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler, both facing allegations of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

BJP promises to check illegal immigrants with ID cards

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will prevent infiltration and check illegal immigrants from Bangladesh by introducing identification cards to every Indian if elected to power, the party's senior leader LK Advani said in Chitradurga on Tuesday.
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