Congress releases manifesto for Lok Sabha elections

Guarantee of national minimum wage at 400 per day, one lakh rupees per year to every poor family, reservation of 50 per cent seats for women in central government jobs, legal guarantee for Minimum Support Prices and national caste census are the major highlights of Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.



Party President Mallikarjun Kharge and senior party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi released the poll manifesto in New Delhi today. The Congress also promised the development of infrastructure and elimination of poverty by improving the fortunes of 23 crore people over the next decade. The party has also promised the abolition of application fees for government jobs, cashless health insurance up to 25 lakh rupees for universal healthcare and filling up around 30 lakh vacancies in sanctioned posts at various levels in the central government. The poll document also talks about carrying out investigations into the Electoral Bonds scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kharge said, his party’s manifesto is based on Paanch Nyay (five pillars of justice). They are justice for youth, women, farmers, and labourers as well as justice in opportunities as per population percentage. Replying to a media query, Rahul Gandhi claimed that this Lok Sabha election is going to be a much closer contest than propagated by the media and that the opposition will win. He also alleged that institutions are being undermined and Central agencies are being misused by the ruling BJP.

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