Prime Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi addresses at the release of the party's election manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi, on April 8, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Asserting that nationalism was the BJP's inspiration, inclusion its philosophy and good governance its mantra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the party aimed to make India a developed nation by 2047, 100 years after Independence.
The "Sankalp Patra" (document of resolve) of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had 75 definitive, time-bound targets for the country, Modi said after releasing the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls starting April 11.
"The manifesto highlights three major points -- nationalism is our motivation, inclusion is our philosophy and governance is our mantra.
"We want people to hold us accountable. Hence, we have set out 75 goals to be achieved by 2022," he added.
The BJP manifesto was a "multi-layered and multi-dimensional" document that addressed the expectations and aspirations of all sections of the society, the prime minister said, adding that it contained "jan ki mann ki baat".
It aimed to make India a developed nation by 2047, on the completion of 100 years of Independence, he said.
"We want to fight poverty rather than sit inside air-conditioned rooms. Nationalism is our inspiration and inclusion and good governance is our mantra.
"We first addressed the needs of the people, now we will fulfil their aspirations," Modi added.
He further said, "Our 'Sankalp' (resolve) is to change India from a developing country to a developed country. This should turn into a mass movement. We have kept the common man at the centre of our manifesto and our promises."