Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP manifesto. He accused the party’s vision statement of not being representative of the people of India, calling the BJP manifesto “short-sighted and arrogant”.
“The Congress manifesto was created through discussion. The voice of over a million Indian people it is wise and powerful. The BJP Manifesto was created in a closed room. The voice of an isolated man, it is short sighted and arrogant,” tweeted the Congress President.
“When it comes to reality of his own constituency, people get to know that despite being an MP for so long he hasn’t been able to develop the area,” news agency ANI quoted Smriti Irani, Union Minister, as saying soon after Gandhi’s tweet.
The Congress had on Monday, slammed the BJP manifesto in a series of tweets. The party had also trended the hashtag “BJP Jumla Manifesto” on Twitter.
“The images on the manifestos show that the country is important for us but for them [PM Modi] their own face. Our manifesto reflects the inclusion of the voices of crores of Indians, whereas the BJP manifesto has only one person’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Now the nation will proclaim its ‘Mann ka Faisla’ (decision),” tweeted the official handle of Indian National Congress.
“For its 2019 manifesto, BJP has simply copy pasted its 2014 manifesto & changed all previous deadlines from 2019 to 2022,2032,2047,2097. Luckily they didn’t shift any deadlines to the next century,” tweeted Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
Releasing the manifesto on Monday, 8 April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the focus of their ‘sankalp patra’ is on “one vision, one direction”.