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    Congress releases Lok Sabha polls manifesto: Here's a quick comparison of 'Will Deliver' and 'Your Voice Our Pledge'

    Congress releases Lok Sabha polls manifesto: Here's a quick comparison of 'Will Deliver' and 'Your Voice Our Pledge'

    Congress releases Lok Sabha polls manifesto: Here's a quick comparison of 'Will Deliver' and 'Your Voice Our Pledge'
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    By Nidhi Chugh   IST (Updated)

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    Compared to the 2014 manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, the manifesto this time seems to be more for uplifting the poor. In the previous manifesto, not a lot of light was put on to the agriculture sector.

    The Indian National Congress (INC) on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections titled 'Will Deliver' and has promised to bring in five major changes if the party comes to power.
    1. The Rs 72,000 minimum basic income or the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) scheme for the poor.
    2. Filling up of 22 lakh government vacancies and 10 lakh jobs in panchayats, 150 days of guaranteed work under NREGA.
    3. A separate budget for farmers and bringing loan defaults for them under civil offences.
    4. Six percent of the GDP to be spent on education and public health to be strengthened.
    5. Focussing on national and internal security.
    Compared to the 2014 manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, the manifesto this time seems to be more for uplifting the poor. It focuses on the acute problems of India such as the farmer crisis and the lack of job opportunities.
    In the previous manifesto, not a lot of light was put on to the agriculture sector. However, this year, the party promises to establish a permanent National Commission on Agricultural Development and Planning, re-design the Fasal Bima Yojana (Crop Insurance Scheme) among others.
    Before the NDA announced its minimum income scheme for farmers PM KISAN in the Interim Budget 2019, Rahul Gandhi had already declared that his party will bring Minimum Income Guarantee for all the poor of the country if it formed the government.
    The party's previous Lok Sabha elections manifesto titled 'Your Voice Our Pledge' was more focused on uplifting the economy. The party made promises to boost sector-wise growth and tap the potential manufacturing sector, create jobs, generate a good relation with the foreign peers and boost FDIs, among others.
    Although specified welfare schemes were mentioned, the focus of the manifesto was more on a macro level than on a micro level.
    On GST, this year, the party said it will simplify the tax and introduce a single tax rate. Congress, in its previous manifesto, had promised to roll out the tax regime within 100 days of them coming to power.
    However, GST was introduced by the BJP in 2017 and now the promise of the opposition is to simplify the scheme so that each and every individual can get the benefit.
    Congress seems to have gone the Modi way this time. Modi's BJP won 171 million votes in the last Lok Sabha elections by voicing out more promises for the people first and then uplifting the economy. While the Congress had won 107 million votes.
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