• Thursday, November 14, 2019
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‘Hum Nibhayenge’: Rahul Unveils Congress’ Manifesto For 2019 Polls

The Congress released its crowd-sourced manifesto, entitled ‘India’s New Tryst With Destiny’ for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday, 2 April. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi released the manifesto, along with party president Rahul Gandhi.

Addressing the party workers and media, Rahul Gandhi said that the process of preparing the manifesto began a year ago, and that he did not want a “single lie” in it.

“I said this is not to be a manifesto made in closed rooms, it should reflect the wishes of the people. I don’t want a single thing in the manifesto to be a lie.”

The party invoked former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s iconic speech, delivered on the dawn of India’s Independence – ‘India’s tryst with destiny’ – in their new manifesto.

“The Congress party’s manifesto will marry wealth and guarantee welfare. It will focus on three issues – Unemployment, farmer distress and women’s security.”

Addressing the media at manifesto launch, former Union Minister P Chidambaram said that their poll promises will marry wealth and welfare.

“The Congress party’s manifesto will marry wealth and guarantee welfare. It will focus on three issues – Unemployment, farmer distress and women’s security.”

“The contents in the manifesto are the voice of millions of people in the country. It addresses the concerns of Dalits, youths, minority, industry, state of healthcare & education, concerns about internal and national security.”

What to Expect?

Gandhi has earlier outlined a number of initiatives that focus on economic and social issues, such as introducing the NYAY scheme, single-slab GST and filling 22 lakh government vacancies.

Bhalchandra Mungekar, a member of Congress party’s manifesto committee, said on Tuesday, 2 April, “When we come to power, on the first day we will initiate an inquiry into Rafale deal and we have included this in the manifesto,” reported ANI.

According to a PTI report, Gandhi said the manifesto had a “strategic plan” for “huge scale” job creation, and a roadmap for the transformation of the agriculture sector, besides ways to boost small businesses and the economy at large.

On 26 March, Gandhi announced that his party would create the NYAY income guarantee scheme to guarantee Rs 72,000 a year per family for India’s poorest, in one of the party’s boldest election promises.

Courtesy :thequint

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