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India's ruling party has released its election manifesto three days before polling in the world's largest democracy begins.

"Nationalism is our inspiration, economic development of the poor and backward sections our philosophy, and good governance our mantra", Modi said after releasing the election manifesto at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, as supporters chanted "Modi, Modi".

The BJP, in its 48-page manifesto, has made a new pledge to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A that gives special privileges to residents of India in the Kashmir region, such as laws preventing outsiders from buying property.

Political leaders in Muslim-majority Kashmir, where India is fighting an armed rebellion against its rule, have warned that repealing the law would lead to widespread unrest.

He said Modi, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was electioneering based on "fear and nationalist feeling".

"The BJP manifesto was created in a closed room".

"At least one point in BJP's manifesto reflects their true intentions", Congress wrote this evening on its official Twitter handle.

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As BJP is in alliance with Shiv Sena, the face of both the party, PM Narendra Modi and Uddhav Thackeray are sharing the dais in a show of strength and unity to the voters and a sense of "warning" to the electoral alliance of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party.

The party said it committed to building a temple for Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya in place of medieval era Babri mosque, which was demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992.

Earlier PM Modi was addressing a poll rally in Maharashtra's Latur, on Tuesday said that BJP government has ensured that terrorists are identified and killed, even if we have to enter other countries to do so.

A state BJP leader, requesting anonymity said Tuesday's public rally would go a long way in not only reviving the "warmth in the relationship but also build harmony and confidence among the BJP-Sena cadres".

Around 900 million people are eligible to vote in the elections that happens in seven phases - 11 April, 18 April, 23 April, 29 April, 6 May, 12 May and 19 May.

Voters will elect 543 of 545 MPs to India's lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha.


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