India elections: Imran Khan calls Indian leaders ‘MORALLY BANKRUPT’ over Kashmir threat

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Modi has made his strong stance on national security a key part of the BJP's election campaign, following a recent flare up in tensions with arch foe Pakistan, which also lays claims to Kashmir.

"Women's welfare and development will be accorded a high priority at all levels within the government, and the BJP is committed to 33 percent reservation in parliament and state assemblies through a constitutional amendment", the manifesto said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases BJP's manifesto for the upcoming general elections in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 8, 2019.

The Prime Minister said Congress is a party that wants to give open licence to anti-nationals because the party and their friends think alike.

"To kill terrorists right in their dens is policy of New India", he said. "Muslim-ness is being attacked".

Modi said those who speak of a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir are the one on whom the nation had placed its trust.

The prime minister said there was still the possibility if the polls turn against Modi in the next few weeks that India could take some further military action against Pakistan. Those to be dismantled include groups involved in Kashmir.

Relations between Pakistan and India reached a crisis point in February after a suicide bombing in occupied Kashmir's Pulwama killed more than 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir.

The regional Hindu leader belonged to RSS, a parent organisation belonging to BJP's Narendra Modi.

He said the entire country was happy when India launched air strikes on Pakistan to destroy the terror camp but there was gloom in Pakistan and in the camp of "Rahul Baba and company".

Campaigning for Uttarakhand's five Lok Sabha seats going to polls on April 11 ended Tuesday evening with the BJP top leadership seeking votes in the name of "nationalism", highlighting the Balakot airstrikes, and the Congress, alleging corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal in rallies over the past fortnight.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warned on Sunday that Islamabad had "reliable intelligence" that India would attack again this month. "The voice of over a million Indian people it is wise and powerful", Gandhi said earlier in the day.