Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its Lok Sabha election manifesto on Friday in New Delhi promising to deal with the scourge of terror with an iron hand and also announced a host of populist measures if voted to power.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will exempt all armed forces and paramilitary personnel from Income Tax if voted to power. In another populist promise, it said it would exempt individuals with an income of up to Rs 3 lakh per year from Income Tax.
The party also wooed the poor and the middle class with Prasad announcing said that they will provide 35 kgs of rice at Rs 2 per kg for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
Reaching out to farmers, the BJP said it will waive off all current loans and provide fresh loans at four per cent interest rate. Every school-going girl child belonging to BPL families will be provided by a bicycle, the manifesto said.