Congress manifesto: Justice for Kisan, Yuva, Naari, Shramik, Hissedari in 25 guarantees

The manifesto will encompass five pillars of justice: youth, women, farmers, workers, and equitable distribution of resources.

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New Delhi: Congress Working Committee (CWC) recently held a crucial meeting at the party headquarters in Delhi to deliberate on the manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. Led by Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge, the meeting saw the participation of key leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ambika Soni, Priyanka Gandhi, P. Chidambaram, Digvijay Singh, Ajay Maken and Kumari Shailja.

Focus on manifesto

The primary agenda of the meeting centered around the election manifesto, with the Manifesto Committee having previously submitted a draft for approval. Chairman Kharge emphasized the importance of disseminating every issue outlined in the manifesto to every village and household across the country.

Key inclusions in manifesto

During the course of the Yatra, both me and Rahul Ji addressed a number of public rallies in which we spoke of our guarantees and commitments under the Five pillars of the Yatra - Kisan Nyay, Yuva Nyay, Naari Nyay, Shramik Nyay and Hissedari Nyay.

The manifesto will encompass five pillars of justice: youth, women, farmers, workers, and equitable distribution of resources. Under the banner of 'Har Nyaya' (Every Justice), the Congress aims to provide 25 guarantees addressing various socio-economic concerns.

Participation and future plans

Apart from the manifesto discussion, senior Congress leaders engaged in deliberations regarding the third list of candidates, with announcements expected by Tuesday evening. So far, the party has unveiled 82 candidates for the upcoming elections.

Insights from Kharge

In his address during the CWC meeting, Chairman Kharge underscored the importance of grassroots engagement, emphasizing the need for Congress workers to proactively disseminate the manifesto to every corner of the nation. He highlighted the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi as instrumental in bringing attention to the plight of the people.

Proposed schemes

In addition to the five pillars of justice, the manifesto incorporated schemes shared by Mallikarjun Kharge on social media. Notably, the 'Nari Nyay Guarantee Scheme' promises financial assistance of one lakh rupees annually to impoverished women and advocates for gender parity in government appointments.

'PM Hafta Recovery Scheme'

Meanwhile, the Congress has criticized the Modi government, labeling its electoral bond system as the "PM Hafta Recovery Scheme." Allegations of extortion have surfaced, with Congress highlighting investigations by agencies such as the CBI, ED, and Income Tax into firms contributing through electoral bonds.

As the election fervor intensifies, the Congress Party is strategically positioning itself with a focus on social justice and inclusive governance. The manifesto's emphasis on grassroots engagement and welfare schemes reflects a concerted effort to address the pressing concerns of the populace.