The main rival of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s led BJP, Congress on Tuesday (April 2) unveiled its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections. The manifesto, revealed by Party president Rahul Gandhi, mainly focus on unemployment, rural development and farmers’ welfare along with women.
Gandhi said the manifesto has “five big ideas”. The biggest idea in the Congress manifesto is NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) scheme, he said. “Garibi par waar, 72,000 (War on poverty with Rs 72,000 cash support),” Gandhi said. “150 days of work under MNREGA” increasing the existing provision of 100 days of employment under the existing arrangement and push to economy by ensuring “no permission is required for starting a new business”.
“The idea is to set the narrative for the 2019 election. The BJP, which is our opposition, is trying to seize the narrative. They are trying to take the narrative to old, 2014 election narrative of polarization, divisiveness and hyper nationalism,” Chidambaram said.
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