Congress manifesto dangerous, unimplementable: Jaitley

 Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has described Congress poll manifesto as dangerous and unimplementable. He accused that it (manifesto) was an agenda for balkanisation of India.

Jaitley said,” If you see the 35th page of the manifesto, in point 30, there will be review of rules, regulations. How can sedition not be a crime for Congress? They say sedition would be done away with and treason won’t be a crime anymore. Such party does not deserve a single vote.”

Notably, the Congress party has promised to omit, amend certain laws, rules and regulation including Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and section 124A of Indian Penal Code, that defines sedition.


Taking potshots at Rahul Gandhi, Jaitley further said, “Even though there was a drafting committee, it seems some of the points in the documents have been drafted by the Congress Presidents friends in ‘tukde tukde’ gang when it deals with Jammu & Kashmir.” 


He added,”They (Congress) want martyr status for jawans, now they want cases against them. Those who laid their lives for the nation, you want them to be prosecuted at behest of relatives of terrorists? It has been Congress’s history – Rajiv Gandhi brought in TADA, Narasimha Rao rolled it back; Vajpayee ji brought in #POTA but Manmohan Singh rolled it back.”

Talking about NYAY scheme under which Congress party has promised to provide Rs 72000 to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families every year, Jaitley said, “I was reading the manifesto in detail, and wondering how will Congress arrange for funds for Nyay Scheme? Some economists say taxes will be increased and new ones will be levied. We have decreased taxes in last 5 years.”

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