New Delhi, Mar 24: Stressing that security, respect and prosperity of all citizens will be our endeavour, Congress President and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi released the party manifesto on Tuesday, Mar 24. Sonia Gandhi was accompanied by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
"There can be many candidates for the post of prime minister but nobody stands in front of Manmohan Singh. He has both experience and competence," the UPA Chairperson said.
She also said that the people would vote for the Congress keeping in mind the achievements of the UPA Government in the last five years.
Highlights of the PM and Sonia"s speech:
*PM: NREGA wage will now be Rs 100 per day
*PM: After China, India is second most imp growing nation
*PM: Events in South Asia are a cause for worry
*PM: All families below poverty line will get 25 kg rice/wheat per month at Rs 3.
*Ms Gandhi: Empowerment of weaker section of society, SC/OBC and minority
*Ms Gandhi: Congress the only pan-India party in the country
*PM: BJP"s support to Varun Gandhi is shameful
*Ms Gandhi: No change in my position on Prime Ministership.