On Tuesday, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the centre-ruling BJP’s manifesto for 2019 National Election was the “voice of an isolated man, short-sighted and arrogant”. On Monday, during the launch of BJP manifesto, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had claimed that “people sitting in AC rooms cannot fix poverty”. Mr. Gandhi’s Twitter post is considered by most as a reply to that jab.
He tweets, “The Congress manifesto was created through discussion. The voice of over a million Indian people it is wise and powerful.”
“The BJP Manifesto was created in a closed room. The voice of an isolated man, it is short-sighted and arrogant,” added the Congress National Chief.
PM Modi along with top BJP ministers has launched the party’s manifesto, promises an emphasis on the security of the nation, the creation of sustainable job opportunities, and zero tolerance against terrorism. BJP further outlines welfare schemes for farmers and others, tax break-down for the middle class in the next 5-years, and Rs. 100 lakh crore investment in infrastructure.
It also reiterates in the party’s causes- construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, 35A dealing with Special Status to J&K, and the scrapping of Article 370 as well.
At the mega launch event, The Prime Minister said that “Nationalism is our inspiration, empowering the poor is our philosophy and good governance is our mantra.”
Last week, Congress has launched its manifesto, headlined that NYAY scheme, which promises to offer Rs. 72000 per year for 20 percent of India’s poorest. It has promised farm loan waivers in other states on the pattern of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan. The grand old party has also promised to review and replace the existing GST laws with a “GST 2.0 regime” based on a standard, moderate, and single rate of tax on all goods and services.