Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 2 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dubbed the Congress manifesto as “a bunch of lies” and a document “mentioning 55 years of failures of successive Congress governments in 55 pages”.
“The Congress manifesto is a bunch of lies and in the 55 pages, the Congress has given its failures of 55 years. The 55 years of Congress rules stands nowhere in terms of achievements in the 55 months of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Adityanath.
“The Congress governments always gave the slogan of 'Garibi Hatao', but did nothing for it. Due to lack of planning and lack of honesty, they failed to tackle poverty,” he said.
He expressed confidence that BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi would form the government once again.
Slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the minimum income guarantee scheme 'NYAY', Adityanath said that people should ask him from where the money would come for it.
“The Congress failed to open accounts in its 55 years of rule, from where will it give Rs 72,000 into the accounts? People should ask Rahul Gandhi where will the money come from?” he said.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP functionary Manish Sisodia, meanwhile, took to Twitter slamming the Congress for allegedly ignoring the long-pending "full statehood" demand for Delhi in its election manifesto.
"The Congress manifesto is a big betrayal to the people of Delhi. Since the last 20 years, Congress is promising people of Delhi for full statehood. Why did they ignore it this time? How should someone trust that Congress will fulfil rest of its promises," tweeted Manish Sisodia.
कांग्रेस का मैनिफ़ेस्टो दिल्ली के लोगों के साथ बहुत बड़ा धोखा है।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) April 2, 2019
कांग्रेस पिछले 20 सालों से दिल्ली के लोगों से वादा कर रही है कि दिल्ली को पूर्ण राज्य बनायेंगे। इस बार क्यूँ मुकर गयी? कोई कैसे यक़ीन करें कि कांग्रेस बाक़ी वादे पूरे करेगी?
Senior CPI leader D Raja, however, said the Congress manifesto and the manifesto of the Left have many things in common.
"The Congress party must have learnt certain lessons from the past and from the present. Now they have come out with certain programmes and there are many things common in the Congress and the Left manifestos," said D Raja.
"In our manifesto, we demand 10 per cent (of GDP) for education, 6 per cent for health care, unemployment allowance, universal pension, social security coverage, etc. The Congress also talks of basic minimum income and poverty alleviation. This should not be a substitute for job creation and should not be at the cost of existing schemes," he said.
Setting the narrative for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Congress party on Tuesday released its manifesto in which special focus has been on youth and farmer. Congress has promised creation of jobs to filling up vacancies and providing a minimum support income of Rs 72,000 per year for the poor families. (ANI)