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'Full of lies, a document of hypocrisy': Modi tears into Congress manifesto

Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday released his party's manifesto for Lok Sabha polls

Press Trust of India  |  Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh) 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during 'Vijay Sankalp Samavesh' public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi, Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The PM cited the Congress manifesto for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, and said it had promised that every house would have electricity by 2009

on Wednesday tore into the Congress, terming its manifesto as a "hypocrisy document" which was "full of lies".

Addressing his second rally in within a week, the cited the manifesto for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, and said it had promised that every house would have by 2009.

"However, till 2014 around 18,000 houses were unelectrified... Just like them (the Congress), their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called hypocrisy document, not a manifesto," said.

Tuesday released his party's manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, making jobs creation, addressing farm distress, bringing a single moderate rate of GST and giving Rs 72,000 per annum to poor families as key focus if the party comes to power.

The also charged that the was fooling in the name of votes, whereas the BJP government has always been with them.

"We never committed the sin of betraying farmers but we introduced the mechanism from seed to market," the PM said.

said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be about the choice between "trust and corruption, and about resolution and conspiracy".

Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly will be held on April 11.

First Published: Wed, April 03 2019. 11:45 IST
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