Lok Sabha Election 2024: Congress Party Sets the Stage for 2024 with Manifesto Release!

Congress Party Sets

With the introduction, “We reiterate that the Constitution of India shall remain our sole guide and companion in our never-ending journey.” Congress party on Friday, 03 April, launched its 2024 general Election Manifesto (NYAY PATRA).

The NAYA PATRA comprises 10 sections, excluding the final appeal. The Congress Manifesto urges all registered Indian citizens to cast their votes in the upcoming general election. 

Here’s a glimpse of the party’s closing statements, offering insights into its vision for the future.

It is time to remind ourselves of Tagore’s immortal words in Gitanjali:  

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

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Key statements and promises made by the grand old party in its poll manifesto:

  • Congress will conduct a nationwide socio-economic and caste census
  • Congress guarantees it will pass a constitutional amendment raising the 50% cap on reservations for SC, ST, and OBC.
  • Congress will conduct a nationwide socio-economic and caste census.
  • The manifesto said the general election presents an opportunity to radically change the style of governance that has been evident over the past decade.
  • Congress’ manifesto promised to fill nearly 30 lakh vacancies in sanctioned posts at various levels in the central government.
  • A 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions for EWS will be implemented for all castes, and communities without discrimination.
  • In the manifesto, the party promised to abolish the Agnipath program and direct the Armed Forces to resume normal recruitment to achieve full-sanctioned strength.
  • The manifesto said Congress would launch an urban employment program guaranteeing work for the urban poor in the reconstruction and renewal of urban infrastructure.
  • Congress said it will reserve one-half (50 %) of central government jobs for women starting 2025.
  • The party promised to immediately restore full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.
  • As a one-time measure of relief, the amount due including unpaid interest as of 15 March 2024 in respect of all student educational loans will be written off, and the government will compensate the banks.
  • Congress’ manifesto guaranteed to set the national minimum wage at Rs 400 per day.
  • Congress will replace the GST laws enacted by the BJP/NDA government with GST 2.0. The new GST regime will be based on the universally accepted principle that GST shall be a single, moderate rate (with a few exceptions) that will not burden the poor.

For the full manifesto, click here