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.
For its 2019 manifesto, BJP has simply copy pasted its 2014 manifesto & changed all previous deadlines from 2019 to 2022,2032,2047,2097
Luckily they didn’t shift any deadlines to the next century
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) April 8, 2019
“The difference between BJP manifesto and Congress manifesto can be seen firstly from the cover page. Ours has a crowd of people, and BJP manifesto has face of just one man. Instead of a manifesto, BJP should have come out with a ‘maafinama’,” Patel said.
In a series of tweets, Patel said the difference between the BJP’s manifesto and that of the Congress can be seen from the cover page itself.
“Our’s has a crowd of people, and BJP manifesto has face of just one man,” he tweeted.
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.
“After we presented our manifesto, we held a detailed Q&A session. And immediately after BJP presented its manifesto, all of their leaders went home without even taking a single question. No answers on their 5 years? It is this arrogance which will bring them down on May 23rd,” Patel tweeted.
TMC leader Derek O’Brien on Monday advised people to “judge” the BJP’s manifesto based on certain criteria.
Please J-U-D-G-E #BJP Manifesto on what’s missing there …
J-U-D-G-E, that is:
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) April 8, 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.
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.