LS Polls: Congress launches its 2019 Manifesto 'Jan Awaaz Ghoshna'

The ambitious manifesto of Congress party is titled 'Hum Nibhayenge' (We will do what we promised). Rahul Gandhi was joined by other top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, as the opposition party unveiled its manifesto.

Saima Siddiqui
Published on: 2 April 2019 7:11 AM GMT
LS Polls: Congress launches its 2019 Manifesto Jan Awaaz Ghoshna
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New Delhi: The Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on April 02 released his party's Manifesto 'Jan Awaaz Ghoshna' for 2019 Lok Sabha Election, based on the voice of people.

The ambitious manifesto of Congress party is titled 'Hum Nibhayenge' (We will do what we promised). Rahul Gandhi was joined by other top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, as the opposition party unveiled its manifesto.

Highlights of the Manifesto:

-The Congress manifesto which includes voice of million Indians is based on five big ideas and themes: The first is NYAY sceme.

-Main narrative of the manifesto is to give 20% of Indian population (i.e 5 crore families or 25 crore individuals) 6,000 every month under the Nyuntam Aay Yojana, or NYAY scheme.

-The problem of unemployment and farmer's distress have also been addressed. Congress chief said, "There are no jobs in the country. I told the committtee that if we can't give 2 crore jobs then tell me the truth, we will tell the citizens the truth. Truth is 22 lakh vacant government jobs."

-The Congress chief also announced to spend six per cent of the GDP on education if his party comes to power.

-The manifesto also guarantees- wealth and welfare. The party will bring in wealth and guarantees welfare.

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Who said What:

-Commenting on how BJP has been saying that implementing NYAY scheme won't be possible, Rahul Gandhi said, "It might be impossible for BJP. They said the same thing about MNREGA but it helped people of the country. It is impossible for BJP but it is possible for Congress and we will do it."

-"Believe in me, I don't lie. I won't promise Rs 15 lakh but I will promise Rs 72,000," says Rahul.

-"If farmers cannot replay their loans then we want to make it a civil offence and not a criminal one like it is today," says Rahul Gandhi.

-"For farmers, there should be a separate farmers budget, like we had for railways. Everything should be clear and transparent," says Rahul Gandhi.

-"Then there is education and healthcare. Six percent of GDP will be reserved for education. We want everyone to have the best healthcare there is," says Rahul Gandhi.

-"This manifesto is a massive step for the Congress party. The committee has done a very good job and I thank them for it," says Rahul Gandhi.

-"We will release a forward-looking document that sums up the aspirations of the people of India," says former PM Manmohan Singh.

-"The manifesto keeps in mind two things - wealth and welfare. We will bring wealth and guarantee welfare," says P Chidambaram.

- "Contents of the manifesto in my view is the millions of voices we heard in the process," says former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Chidambaram is also the President of the manifesto committee.

-Congress leaders arrive at the manifesto release event in Delhi.

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Saima Siddiqui

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