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Cong. will undo fear psychosis created by NDA: Sudarshan

V.R. Sudarshan and other leaders at the release of the Congress manifesto in Mangaluru on Friday.

V.R. Sudarshan and other leaders at the release of the Congress manifesto in Mangaluru on Friday.   | Photo Credit: H.S. MANJUNATH

‘ Party has always delivered on its promises’

Congress leader V.R. Sudarshan on Friday said the priority of the party is to undo the fear psychosis and hatred created by the NDA government in the country and the same has been brought out in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto.

Introducing the party manifesto in Mangaluru, Mr. Sudarshan told reporters that the NDA government has just created animosity between communities. As such, the Congress, has promised to wipe out them in its manifesto, he said.

Mr. Sudarshan said the ensuing Lok Sabha polls are not about any political party, but about two ideologies. The Congress, along with like-minded parties, is confident of defeating the BJP, he claimed.

Stating that the Congress is the one which acts as promised, Mr. Sudarshan noted that during the 10 year rule of the UPA, several progressive legislation, including the RTI Act, the food security Act, etc., were brought out.

On the other hand, the NDA government has miserably failed to deliver on its promises and instead ruined several institutions, including the judiciary, the CBI, the Income Tax Department, the Enforcement Directorate and the like.

After winning the polls, the Congress will have the onerous responsibility of rebuilding the Nehruvian legacy of modern India.

That was the reason the manifesto was brought out detailing the measures the party will take after coming to power. While the NDA is pro-rich favouring only a handful of 15, the Congress is pro-poor and pro-farmer, Mr. Sudarshan claimed. The manifesto has many promises, including simplified GST regime.

Responding to a question on Congress’ Prime Ministerial candidate, Mr. Sudarshan said India has the parliamentary system of democracy where elected representatives choose the Prime Minister.

It is not a presidential system where the head of the government is named before the elections. Lok Sabha members will choose the Prime Minister, he said.

On a question about party president Rahul Gandhi contesting from Kerala, Mr. Sudarshan said he obliged the Kerala party unit’s request.

His contest will infuse fresh zeal among party cadres in the South, he said.

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