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Domestic Policy  ›  Private Sector Reservation

Do you support caste based reservation in the private sector?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  China

Should the government take a stronger position against Chinese influence in the region?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Jan Lokpal

Do you support the Jan Lokpal bill which would create an independent organization to investigate corruption of government employees?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

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Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Indian flag?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Pakistan

If Pakistan attacks, should the government respond with devastating force?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Article 370

Should Jammu and Kashmir be granted special autonomous status?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Education

Should the government provide all citizens with a free of charge education?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Domestic Violence

Should India drastically increase punishment for domestic violence and crimes against women?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Private Healthcare

Should there be more public or private involvement in healthcare?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseThe private sector should not be involved in healthcare

Domestic Policy  ›  Religious Political Parties

Should India allow religion based political parties?

BJP>BJP  Voting recordYes, any group should be allowed representation in politics

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Population Control

Should India create a one-child policy in order to control population growth?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes, but make it a two-child policy instead of one

Domestic Policy  ›  Caste Based Reservation

Do you support caste based reservation?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Weapons

Should India increase or decrease its amount of military weapons?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Religion  ›  Uniform Civil Code

Should the government eliminate codes that protect the culture of minority groups?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Animal Rights

Should the government ban cultural ceremonies that involve the killing of animals for entertainment?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsNo

Religion  ›  Ram Temple

Should the government pay for the construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsNo, but it should be built with public donations.

Transportation  ›  High Speed Rail

Should the government invest in building a high speed rail?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Infrastructure  ›  Private Development

Should India increase the use of private international firms to build infrastructure?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should the government prioritize lowering the cost of healthcare or improving the quality?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsSpend more and lower the costs while improving the quality for citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Business Tax

Should the government increase taxes on private business?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should India accept refugees from Syria?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  NOTA Voting

Should Indian voters be able to exercise the "None of the Above" (NOTA) option for candidates?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to India be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Right to Work

Should the government guarantee wage employment to every low income household?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes, and more help should be provided for lower income citizens

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in India, have the right to vote?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseHurt

Social  ›  Gay Rights

Should India decriminalize homosexuality?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Right to Food

Should the government guarantee the legal right to food for two-thirds of the population?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes, and the government should provide more help to feed low income citizens

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsPro-choice

the Economy  ›  Foreign Defense Investment

Should India allow foreign countries to transfer their military production to India?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Contest of Elections

Should regional parties be allowed to contest Parliament elections?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID-19 Vaccine

Will you get the Covid-19 vaccine once it is ready?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes, but immediately after frontline workers, elderly, and those at higher risk than me receive it

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Foreign Direct Investment

Should India allow international retail chains such as Wal-Mart and Tesco more or less entry into India?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsLess

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should India raise taxes on the rich?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Black Money

Should the government use incentives or punishment as a means to bring black money back to India?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseIncentives

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Indian language?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Women in Parliament

Should a third of all seats in parliament be reserved for women?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseLower

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

Domestic Policy  ›  Right to Homestead

Should India give all poor households the right to homestead?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should India abolish the inheritance tax?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into India?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes, and increase the amount

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Black Money

Should India reduce income taxes on the wealthy in an effort to reduce black money?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

BJP>BJP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation

Do you support the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh?

BJP>BJP  Public statementsYes