New Delhi: Days ahead of the commencement of Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will release poll manifesto on Tuesday. Top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh are expected to be present at the party’s Akbar Road headquarters when Gandhi will release the manifesto.
Notably, the Congress party had initiated a consultation process across the country and many of its top leaders had interacted with a host of people from different sections to seek their views on their aspirations from the party. Besides, the party had also used social media and other online media for the outreach. The party’s manifesto committee was headed by former finance minister P Chidambaram.
While making a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi, while speaking to news agency PTI had said that the manifesto will reflect the people’s voice and not just one man’s view. He has also said the Congress’ manifesto will lay major thrust on jobs creation, addressing agrarian distress and strengthening the education and health sectors besides charting a road map to boost economic growth.
“The Congress document is the result of extensive nationwide consultations and it will be a very “powerful” document aimed at redressing key challenges facing the nation”, Gandhi said.
Earlier on Sunday, Gandhi had said that there are 22 lakh government job vacancies which will be filled up by March 31 next year if his party is voted to power. He had also promised to provide Rs 72,000 to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families every year if the Congress is voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.22 lakh vacant government jobs by 2020.