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MANIFESTO. A solemn declaration, by the constituted authorities of a nation, which contains the reasons for its public acts towards another.
     2. On the declaration of war, a manifesto is usually issued in which the nation declaring the war, states the reasons for so doing. Vattel, liv. 3, c. 4, Sec. 64; Wolff, Sec. 1187. See Anti-Manifesto.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Summary: Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 2 (ANI): BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday attacked Congress for promising a review of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in its election manifesto and accused it of attempting to demoralise armed forces personnel posted on the borders.
In its election manifesto, PH said it intended to replace the GST with a 'fairer' Sales and Services Tax (SST).
The other significant promise among many in the election manifesto will be the 100-day employment guarantee scheme to urban unemployed youth, it is learnt.
'I have asked for the focus on the election manifesto promises, such as providing 10 cubic metres of free water and eliminating licence fees imposed by the local authorities,' he said.
EeNow those promises are being incorporated in the election manifesto.
Kumar had reportedly said earlier that if the Congress party includes the construction of Ram Mandir in its election manifesto, they may consider backing the party.
Referring to the election manifesto of the Congress for Madhya Pradesh, the prime minister questioned the dual stand of the party on protection the cow and said that "making false promises is the very nature of the Congress."
Looking back to 1996 Election Manifesto of BJP, BJP affirmed unambiguously India's sovereignty over 'the whole of Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir' and it will not accept any interference in India's 'internal affairs' related to Kashmir.
This in fact is part of election manifesto of BJP, which was 'jointly released by Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah ahead of the blistering poll campaign they crafted together.'
He said these included their successes of the promises outlined in their election manifesto and other reforms not listed within their manifesto.
KARACHI -- The Sindh government has planned to launch a special poverty reduction programme in the next budget as a part of Pakistan Peoples Party pledges made in its election manifesto.
India's AIADMK election manifesto has included ensuring justice for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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