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'Document of lies, hypocrisy': PM Modi on Congress manifesto


Itanagar, Apr 03: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the Congress over its manifesto for the upcoming elections, calling it a document of lies and hypocrisy.

Addressing a rally in Arunachal Pradesh, Modi said the Congress sided with people who support the "tukde tukde" gang and not those who say "Jai Hind".

Document of lies, hypocrisy: PM Modi on Congress manifesto

"However, till 2014 around 18,000 houses were unelectrified... Just like them (the Congress), their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called hypocrisy document, not a manifesto," Modi said.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday released his party's manifesto for Lok Sabha polls, making jobs creation, addressing farm distress, bringing a single moderate rate of GST and giving Rs 72,000 per annum to poor families as key focus if the party comes to power.

The prime minister also charged that the Congress was fooling farmer in the name of votes, whereas the BJP government has always been with them.

"We never committed the sin of betraying farmers but we introduced the mechanism from seed to market," the PM said.

Modi said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be about the choice between "trust and corruption, and about resolution and conspiracy".

Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly will be held on April 11.

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