Congress Manifesto 2019

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The Danger Of Silver Bullets

Rural crisis needs nuanced interventions, not tall promises in party manifestos

Across the aisle: A tale of two manifestos - between a Modi-centric and a people-sourced approach

The main reason for the difference that runs through all the pages of the two manifestos is the difference between a Modi-centric approach and a people-sourced approach. The BJP’s manifesto is limited by Mr Modi’s knowledge and his unwillingness to listen to wise men and women.


With manifestos, political parties must show how the desirable is feasible

If one does not show that the “desirable is feasible,” chances are that the promises will remain on paper, as in the past.

Manifestos of BJP, Congress indicate that when it comes to foreign policy, ambiguity is better than clarity

The problem is not the lack of big ideas within our political class. Few parties believe foreign policy is of any importance in winning elections.

Across the aisle: Congress manifesto takes battle to BJP

The BJP has not released its manifesto yet. The first phase of polling is on April 11, barely four days from Sunday. I suspect that the BJP is revising its draft manifesto hurriedly to counter the Congress’s. That is good. Let the BJP engage in a battle of ideas.

Idea of Congress

Congress’s new manifesto does manage to do is still significant: It signals that the party is willing to stake out its own positions in ways that do not just counter its political opponent


Explained: Judicial reforms in Congress manifesto

The party has promised to ‘deliver’ several interventions in the judiciary. An analysis of some key points.

Lok Sabha polls: Mayawati slams Congress manifesto

"The Congress’ habit of not fulfilling promises is what has led to the people not having any faith in them. There is no difference between the BJP and the Congress in this,” Mayawati tweeted.

Explained: Congress' promise to pass a law on asylum

Despite having one of the largest refugee populations in South Asia, India is yet to enact a law that addresses the issue of asylum. The term 'refugee' is not mentioned in any domestic law.

SC order on RBI's 'Feb 12, 2018 circular': Congress vindicated, says Chidambaram

P Chidambaram's comments come a day after the SC struck down the RBI's controversial 'February 12, 2018, circular', which replaced all earlier guidelines on the resolution of stressed assets with a new framework.