Interacting after the release of the BJP's election manifesto, Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party's aim was to provide a strong and united India which would enjoy the world's respect.

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Pledging to provide a strong government with ‘zero tolerance’ with regard to internal and external security, he said, "There will be such a strong government at the Centre that no country dares to threaten us but should feel like being friendly.”
    
“We will also not threaten any other country but have cooperation. Such will be the capability of our government,” he added.

He promised never to do anything for himself and underlined that he "will do nothing with a sense of revenge".

Citing the ‘track record’ of NDA rule under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani, Modi said the manifesto outlined the agenda of development, which would be ‘all inclusive’ and ‘all loving’, covering the entire country.

‘For us, this manifesto is not an election ritual or a document. This is our direction, our goal and our commitment," Modi said said in presence of Advani and other senior leaders Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj.

“The 125 crore people of the country can feel the smell of their aspirations in this bouquet of our manifesto,” he added.

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate said that his government would rise to the expectations and aspirations of the people with the slogans of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’ (One India, Outstanding India) and ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (Helping All, Development of All).

(Agencies)

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