New Delhi, April 9 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to twitter to provide his opinion on the BJP’s manifesto for the national election and said it displayed the “voice of an isolated man, short-sighted and arrogant”.
When BJP launched its manifesto on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an indirect comment on the Congress party that “people sitting in AC rooms cannot fix poverty”.
The Congress president’s tweet is seen as a response to Modi’s remark.
Gandhi said Congress manifesto was prepared after extensive nationwide consultations with key stakeholders and reflected the people’s voice and not just one man’s views, an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the 45-page manifesto titled Sankalp Patra, released by PM Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and others, the BJP has reiterated its commitment to building Ram temple in Ayodhya, implementing NRC across the country and promised abrogation of Article 370, doubling of farmers’ incomes by 2022, uniform civil code.
Congress called the BJP manifesto ‘jhansa patra’ and a ‘bubble of lies’. “On one hand is the public on the cover of Congress manifesto, while the BJP document has only Modi’s picture depicting ‘me and only me’. I feel this BJP manifesto is ‘lies versus justice’. I feel it is lies and only lies. It would have been better, if they issued an apology letter, as in the last five years they had nothing to show,” Congress leader Ahmed Patel said.