The Congress Party released its 2014 Lok Sabha Elections manifesto today.
With Rahul Gandhi in the vanguard, Congress may have fallen back upon left-of-centre politics focusing on welfare measures after pursuing a policy of economic liberalisation under Manmohan Singh for 10 years.
Widening the ambit of rights-based legislation to include healthcare and employment is the crux of Congress manifesto that was released today by party President Sonia Gandhi in the presence of a galaxy of Congress leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi.
Here are the highlights from the Congress manifesto:
•Congress pledges $1 trillion investment in infrastructure over a decade
•All export taxes will be waived off
•RBI must strike a balance between price stability and growth
•Subsidy to be chosen more carefully, only for the most deserving
•Minimum tariff protection for manufacturing
•No room for any aversion to foreign investment
•UPA promises better train services and uninterrupted electricity
•Cong manifesto commits to 8 percent growth within the next three years
•Pegs fiscal deficit of 3 percent by fiscal 2017
•Congress' jobs agenda: To create 100 million jobs
•To introduce GST in 100 days of Parliament and DTC in this first year
•PPP model should be more transparent
• To ensure passage of women reservation's bill
•To set up National Environmnet appraisal and Monitoring body
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Updated Date: Mar 26, 2014 14:08:19 IST