Indian General Elections

Rahul Gandhi Shuns BJP's 'Sankalp Patra', Terms It As "voice Of An Isolated Man". Here Are Congress' Points Of Comparison

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

A day after BJP released its Lok Sabha election manifesto on Monday in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi termed BJP's 'Sankalp Patra' as "voice of an isolated man". Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi drew a comparison between his party's Manifesto with BJP's 'Sankalp Patra and said:

"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".

 Read: Ahmed Patel Draws A Comparison Of 'Sankalp Patra' With Congress' Election Manifesto, Says 'BJP Copy Pasted 2014 Manifesto'

Earlier on Monday, Congress veteran Ahmed Patel criticised the BJP's Lok Sabha Election manifesto saying that the party should come out with a 'maafinama' instead of a manifesto.

The senior Congress leader took to Twitter and shared a post comparing the BJP manifesto with Congress manifesto. Hitting out at the saffron party over its manifesto, Ahmed Patel pointed out the 'difference between the two cover pages', saying, "Ours has a crowd of people, and BJP manifesto has the face of just one man.'

In another tweet, Patel went on to allege that BJP 'copy pasted' its 2014 manifesto, changing 'all previous deadlines from 2019 to 2022,2032,2047,2097'. 

PM Modi released the BJP's 'Sankalp Patra' or election manifesto for 2019 polls in New Delhi. Expressing confidence on the fulfilment of the goals for the country ahead of the 75th anniversary of independence in 2022, BJP enlisted 75 promises in the manifesto to help strengthen India and bring about positive change in the life of every Indian.

Meanwhile, Congress released its manifesto titled 'Hum Nibhayenge' (We will deliver) for 2019 Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday.