Congress releases party manifesto for LS polls
The Congress today released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi: The Congress today released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Party president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi were present at the party office to release the manifesto.
Rahul Gandhi said that UPA has delivered 90% of the promises of our 2009 manifesto while speaking at the party office in New Delhi.
“I has been a result of five months of preparations. We had multiple discussions, not only with leaders but with every section possible. We cannot achieve growth by neglecting the business community or the poor,” Rahul Gandhi said.
“We have delivered more growth than our opponents,” Manmohan Singh said on the occasion.
“Today we hear about Gujarat Model, but there is only one model, the Congress model, growth with equality,” Manmohan Singh said.
Growth has many dimensions and I am glad that Congress manifesto spells the vision for growth and job creation in great detail, Manmohan Singh said.
“We were able to lift 14 crore people above poverty line. We provided an agenda for growth,” Manmohan Singh said.
“The Congress runs an Aam admi government. The UPA has ensured development for the poor and the backward classes. The 2014 elections are about good policies and governance,” Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said.
“We have promised ‘Right to Health’ and ‘Right to homestead’ in this manifesto, also ‘Right to Pension’ for old and underprivileged Sonia Gandhi said.
“This election is not about policies alone, it is about preserving our Constitutional ethos also,” Gandhi said.
The poll manifesto has reinforced its commitment to welfare measures reflecting the party’s thrust on inclusive development and preventing corruption.
The party has also highlighted its achievements in bringing in rights-based legislation like RTI, MGNREGA and Food Security.
The manifesto also expected to talk about women’s empowerment, including reservation for them in the legislative bodies.