New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi while unveiling manifesto titled ‘Congress will deliver’ said that it is truthful and reflect the voices of people of India.
“When we started this process a year back, I spoke to Chidambaram and Mr Gowda, I told them this manifesto should not be the one made in closed doors, it should reflect the wishes of the people of India. Whatever is going to be in this manifesto is truthful, as I have been hearing a lot of lies these days from our prime minister.”
Sharpening its attack on Narendra Modi-led government Rahul said, “In last 5 years, BJP govt has spread hate, divisiveness; Cong will work towards uniting India, bringing people together.”
Rahul Gandhi also challenged ”scared” Prime Minister (PM) to face him in a debate on issues such as corruption and national security.
Talking about the issue of National Security, Gandhi said, “Congress will strive and make the country one. We will focus on strengthening national security.”
Amending the Congress’ traditional ‘MGNREGA’ promise, Rahul said, “PM had spoken about MGNREGA. He mocked and said it is a bogus and useless scheme. Today everyone knows how much it helped the country. So now we want to guarantee jobs for 150 days, instead of 100 days, under the scheme.”
Bringing emphasis on the farmers and education, Rahul said, “Congress promises 150 days of MNREGA in its manifesto. We have also decided to bring a separate farmer’s budget and 6% of the GDP will be contributed to education.”
The major highlight of ‘Congress will deliver’ included NYAY scheme, jobs and farmers. Rahul Gandhi also added that his committee has done a good job in chalking out the manifesto.
“This is not a manifesto made in closed rooms. NYAY, jobs and farmers are among our focal points. NYAY will help the economy. We will deliver money to the poorest people in the country.”
Rahul Gandhi also proposed that farmers inability to repay loans won’t be a criminal offence.
“Under our government, farmers who cannot pay back loans, it will no more be a criminal offence. For education, we will have 6 per cent budget. In healthcare, we will strengthen public hospitals.”