Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Two major parties busy campaigning

Gautam Laheri

3 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

New Delhi: Ahead of the general elections in India, the two major political parties are passing hectic days waging nationwide election campaigns to attract the voters. 

The Congress has already announced their election manifesto on Tuesday while the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to publish their electoral pledges this week. As the Lok Sabha elections are going to start from April 11, the Congress did not take much time to publish their election manifesto.    

The party’s manifesto was announced in presence of Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.  The party President Rahul Gandhi declared their election manifesto as the ‘voice of people’.

The party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi urged all the youths of the country to read their election manifesto and decide before casting their votes.

In his manifesto, Rahul Gandhi is focusing on generation of job for crore of unemployed people across the country. He pledged to create 22 lakh government jobs for the country’s jobless people.

The party would also take some income generating programmes for the poor people so that they become self-reliant.

Regarding their foreign policy, the party president said they would strengthen the ties with the members of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) to ensure the regional peace among the countries.

The leader also announced that he would discard the Indian citizenship law that caused much concern among the migrant people in the country.

On the other hand, during his election campaign, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to attract the voters speaking on anti-Pakistan issues. He termed the Congress as an anti-Hindu party.