Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said slammed the BJP manifesto calling it “the voice of an isolated man”.
Gandhi said the ruling party’s ‘Sankalp Patra’was “created in a closed room and is short-sighted and arrogant”.
The Congress manifesto was created through discussion. The voice of over a million Indian people it is wise and powerful.
The BJP Manifesto was created in a closed room. The voice of an isolated man, it is short sighted and arrogant.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 9, 2019
Eyeing another term, the BJP on Monday made a string of promises, including expeditious construction of a Ram temple, a firm hand in dealing with terrorism and doubling farmers income by 2022 in its poll manifesto.
The BJP manifesto also promised the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution of India.
Announcing welfare for farmers, the manifesto promised financial support to all farmers and short-term new agricultural loans up to Rs 1 lakh at zero per cent interest rate for 1-5 years.
Lauding the Congress manifesto, Rahul Gandhi said his party’s poll document was created through discussion and “it is wise and powerful as it is the voice of over a million Indian people”.
Releasing the manifesto, PM Modi said the focus of their ‘Sankalp Patra’ is on “one vision, one direction”.
Earlier on Monday, in a stinging criticism of the BJP manifesto, the Congress said the ruling party’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ was a copy paste of its 2014 poll document and changed all previous deadlines.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said the BJP should have come out with a ”maafinama” (letter of apology) instead of a manifesto.
Patel also hit out at the BJP leaders for not taking any questions after releasing the manifesto and compared that with Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with journalists after releasing the poll document.
Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit said the BJP manifesto was “full of hollow promises”, adding that it was no match to her party’s manifesto.
Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, too, hit out at the BJP terming its poll manifesto a “fresh set of jumlas”.