Jaipur: The Congress will release its manifesto for the Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018 on Thursday. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Sachin Pilot, former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, chairman of the manifesto committee Harish Chaudhary and other senior leaders of the party will release the manifesto, said a party spokesperson. Also Read - Monsoon Session LIVE: 8 Opposition MPs Suspended From Rajya Sabha For a Week Over Unruly Behaviour in The House
The Congress attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after it released poll manifesto for the upcoming Rajasthan assembly state 2018 in Jaipur on Tuesday. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released Sankalp Patra. Also Read - In Absence of Sonia And Rahul, Congress Leaders to Meet Tomorrow to Discuss Organisational Issues
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala came down heavily on the BJP poll manifesto for Rajasthan polls. Calling BJP’s manifesto a ‘deceptive document’, Surjewala said that the saffron party should have an apology letter instead of releasing the manifesto. Also Read - Farm Bills Row: 'Black Day of Parliamentary Democracy in India,' Says Congress; Rajnath Assures MSP Won't End | Highlights
Targeting BJP over the announcement made for farmers, Surjewala said, “Jhuth ki buai, jumlo ka khad, kisan se dhoka, vade nahin yaad.” Surjewala further said, “The BJP can waive off loans of big businessmen, but cannot waive the loan of farmers. They have announced to create a start-up fund of Rs 250 crores for farmers. Meaning each farmer will get a help of Rs 50.”
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress leadership of losing touch with the ground reality those saying who cannot differentiate between ‘moong’ and ‘masoor daal’ were now talking about farmers.
Taking a swipe at Gandhi, PM Modi further said, “I am like you. I have lived the way you are living. Neither you nor I were born with a golden spoon in the mouth like the ‘naamdaar’.”
He added, “The naamdar does not know anything about farming and was shedding crocodile tears for them.”
Single phase voting for the Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018 will be held on December 7, 2018, and counting of votes will take place on December 11, 2018, along with four other states—Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram. There are 200 assembly constituencies in Rajasthan.