Congress releases manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, promises wealth and welfare

The Indian National Congress party today released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which is to start from April 11. The manifesto was released in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Priyanka Gandhi and other big leaders were also there.

Here are the highlights of the Congress manifesto.

As per the party, it held 121 public consultations and 53 closed door consultations to prepare the manifesto and that it reflects the hopes of the people.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram was the head of the manifesto committee…


Surgical strike on poverty, says Rahul Gandhi on minimum income poll promise

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the promise of minimum income guarantee is his party’s “surgical strike on poverty” that will ensure there is no poor in the country after 2019. Gandhi said the Congress’s promise of minimum income guarantee is “an explosion”.

“It will set off a bomb…This is the Congress’s surgical strike on poverty. They (the BJP) tried to eliminate the poor. We will eliminate poverty,” said Gandhi at a public rally in Rajasthan’s Ganganagar…