Congress Party releases GE 2019 manifesto: BJP declares it anti-national / anti development documentby OPINIONEXPRESS.IN April 2, 2019 0 comments
The Congress party, as expected, has picked up the most relevant economic talk points to frame its 2019 poll manifesto — unemployment, agriculture crisis and poverty alleviation. Of all the promises, Gandhi’s much-hyped minimum income support programme (MISP) or Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) stands out. Already, this scheme is the biggest discussion point in political forums, particularly with respect to the feasibility and relevance of the idea.
Gandhi wants to give the poorest 20 percent of India a minimum income of Rs 72,000 annually and believes this free cash transfer will eradicate poverty in this segment.
Then comes the unemployment issue. The promise here is that about 22 lakh government jobs lying vacant will be filled up by March 2020.
The third big highlight is the promise to appease the embattled farmers. Gandhi’s party has proposed to have a separate ‘kisan budget’ and make non-payment of loans by farmers civil offence instead of criminal one.
BJP Press Conference : 2019 Congress Manifesto is a Charter to Weaken India. After reading Congress Manifesto my worst fears have come true. The repeal of S.124A of the IPC, diluting AFSPA & “bail is the rule jail is the exception” for terrorists & hardcore criminals will compromise national security.