“Congress Will Deliver”- with this tagline, today, the grand old party has released its manifesto for the April-May National Election, starting from April 11.
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi has launched his party’s election promises, bounded by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, and P Chidambaram.
Mr. Gandhi claims, “When we started a year ago, I made it clear that nothing in this can be a lie because we live in a time where we hear a large number of lies every day.”
Congress has promised over 22 lakh government jobs by March 2020 and 100 more days of assured jobs under the scheme MNREGA. It will also introduce a separate budget for farmers, on the lines of Railway Budget, said Mr. Gandhi. Loan-debt farmers won’t be sent to jail as it will not be considered as a criminal but the civil offence, added the Congress President.
The newly-introduced NYAY scheme has assured Rs. 72000 per year for poor people of India, which is one of the five main themes of the party’s manifesto. Mr. Gandhi further said that “this will help remonetize what Mr. Modi had demonetized.”
The Congress Chief also pledged to turn “Gabbar Singh Tax”, his name for GST, and simplify it.
Mr. Gandhi claims, “The narrative is NYAY. It is if (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi can give Rs. 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani, then Congress can give Rs. 72,000 to the poorest. Modi has got a shock effect of this. He’s hiding behind excuses. He can’t hide behind the reality, which is joblessness.”
He said, “(PM Modi) promised Acche Din, but the chowkidar is a chor.”
On an inquiry on whether the Congress Chief was the Prime Ministerial candidate from the grand old party, Mr. Gandhi said: “It is on the country, it is not on me. I just work. You have to ask the people of the country.”