Lok Sabha Elections: Congress releases its manifesto which focuses on farmer issues, welfare

Congress has named their party manifesto as ‘Jan Awaaz’ (People’s Voice) focusing on issues concerning farmers and unemployed youth

  • Lok Sabha Elections: Congress releases its manifesto which focuses on farmer issues, welfare

Congress on Tuesday announced their manifesto focusing majorly on jobs, farmer distress, and welfare. While releasing the party manifesto in New Delhi, the Congress named the same as “Jan Awaaz (People’s Voice).” Congress top leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram and others were present at the event. 

Rafale Deal Row

Congress Manifesto Committee member Bhalchandra Mungekar informed that the party will investigate the Rafale defence deal if it comes to power. Mungekar also said that they have included the same in the party manifesto. 

Separate Budget for Farmers & 150 days for MNREGA

While addressing the issue of farmers' distress, Congress President Rahul Gandhi informed that if their party form the government in the centre, they will entertain a separate budget for the farmers.

In its manifesto, Congress has extended the working days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) - from 100 to 150 days. 

₹72,000 per year to Poor under NYAYA

With five keys points in the party manifesto including Wealth, Employment, Health, Education, and Farmer issue, Rahul Gandhi said that their manifesto promises to provide ₹72,000 for the poor in the country under Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY).

It will benefit 25 crore people across India, Gandhi claimed. Rahul Gandhi also said that they will spend six per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to strengthen the education sector. 

Recruitment for 22 lakh vacant posts 

While addressing the gathering, Congress President Rahul Gandhi informed that there are 22 lakh vacant posts in the government sector. Gandhi assured that if voted to power, they will fill these posts by March 2020. 

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Farmers' Loan Default will not be a ‘criminal offence’

In the manifesto, Congress has promised to reform that the farmers who are unable to pay their loans will not be jailed. Rahul Gandhi said that the farmers' loan default will not be considered as a ‘criminal offence’ but civil. 

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