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The True Picture

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Date: April 2, 2019
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#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 and 2009 manifesto and what happened to them.

1) Farmers: Promised direct support to farmers in both 2004 and 2009. DID NOT IMPLEMENT. Modi government did.

Direct Income Support to Farmers

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2004
Congress will also examine the feasibility of an Agricultural Stabilisation Fund involving a system of direct support or income support to farmers.

Walks the Talk
• PM Kisan - Direct income support of Rs. 6,000 per year extended to small and marginal farmers.
• 12 Crore people to benefit.

Congress Manifesto 2009
The Indian National Congress will also examine the feasibility of direct income support to farmers in the ecologically vulnerable regions of the country.

 

Not Done

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

2) Electricity:Congress promised in 2004 that each household will have electricity. Failed to do till 2014. Modi govt has been successful.

Provision of Electricity to Each Household

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2004
Congress will launch a special programme so as to ensure each household will have full access to reliable power in the next three to five years.

Walks the Talk
• All villages electrified.
• As much as 99.99% of all households electrified.

Not Done

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

3) OROP: This was a promised made by Congress in 2004. Failed to do anything till 2014. Modi government made it possible.

Fulfilling the Demand of One Rank One Pension

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2004
The long-pending issue of one-rank, one-pension will once again be re-examined and the satisfactory solution arrived at expeditiously.

Walks the Talk
• Implemented by Modi government.
• Arrears to soldiers also cleared.

Not Done

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

4) GST: Congress promised in 2009 that we will have GST by 2010. Nothing happened till 2014. It was Modi govt which brought it in 2017.

Implementation of GST

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2009
We will introduce the goods and services tax from April 1, 2010.

Walks the Talk
Passed the GST Act realising the objective of one nation one tax.

Not Done

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

5) Broadband in Villages: In 2009 Congress said all villages will have broadband in 3 years. By 2014 they connected just 59 villages !

Connecting All Villages to a Broadband Network

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2009
We will connect all villages to a broadband network in three years time.

Walks the Talk
• Post-2014, about 1.19 lakh gram panchayats have already been connected.

Only 59 gram panchayats were connected until 2014.

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

6) Defence Acquisition: Both in 2004 & 2009 Congress promised to modernize our armed forces. Did nothing where 'deal' did not happen.

Ensuring Highest Level of Defence Preparedness

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2004
The Congress will ensure that all delays in modernization of our armed forces are eliminated.

Walks the Talk
• NDA government finally signed the Rafale deal after UPA's flip-flops.
• Indian soldiers to get 1.86 lakh bulletproof jackets under NDA for which they first requested in 2009.

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2009
We will ensure the highest level of defence preparedness.

 

Not Done

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

7) High Growth and Low Inflation: The congress promise of 2009 looks like a joke considering that inflation was over 10% with low growth.

Maintaining High Growth with Fiscal Prudence and Low Inflation

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2009
We will maintain the path of high growth with fiscal prudence and low inflation.

Walks the Talk 
Indian economy came out of `Fragile Five' to become the fastest growing economy.

Not Done

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

8) Health security: Promised in 2009 but nothing happened till 2014. It was Modi government which made it possible with Ayushman Bharat.

Ensuring Health Security for All

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2009
We will guarantee health security for all.

Walks the Talk
10 crore families (50 crore people) brought under health insurance cover through Ayushman Bharat.

Only 2.5 crore families were covered under health insurance until FY 2013-14.

 

#CongressManifesto released today makes a lot of promises. In this thread, we examine the status of their promises in 2004 & 2009 manifesto.

9) Reservation for EWS: Did you know Congress promised reservations for poor in general category in 2004?But who did it?Modi govt in 2019.

Reservation to Economically Weaker Sections

Congress

BJP

They Only Talk
Congress Manifesto 2004
The Congress also pledges to extend reservations for the economically deprived persons belonging to communities that are at present not entitled to such reservations.

Walks the Talk
100% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among general category.

Not Done

 

It would seem from the history of promises in #CongressManifesto of 2004 and 2009 that rarely, if ever, anything gets fulfilled. 2004 promises were to be fulfilled in 5 years.But did not happen even in 10 years. With this background, how should 2019 promises be evaluated? 10/10

 
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