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Manifesto manifestations: Six points on which the Congress and BJP seem to agree

Congress and BJP seem to agree on empowering SCs, STs.

New Delhi |
Updated: April 8, 2014 2:59:06 pm


1. On empowering SCs, STs

Congress: Assured education and employment for SCs, STs and OBCs, through reservation. Skill development vouchers and schools in every block. Affirmative action for SCs and STs in private sector.

BJP: A high priority for SC, ST, OBCs and other weaker sections would be to create an ecosystem for education and entrepreneurship.

2. On Goods and Services Tax

Congress: Introduce and enact the Goods and Services Tax Bill’s and a new Direct Tax Code Bill within 1 year.

BJP: Bring on board all State governments in adopting GST, addressing all their concerns

3. On economy  

Congress: Finance India’s Current Account Deficit through foreign investments – FDI, FII, ECB or any other kind of foreign inflow.

BJP: Barring the multi-brand retail sector, FDI will be allowed in sectors wherever needed for job and asset creation, infrastructure and acquisition of niche technology and specialized expertise.

4. On urbanisation

Congress: We will create 100 new urban clusters around small and emerging cities and link them with power and transport facilities.

BJP: We will initiate building 100 new cities,  enabled with the latest in technology and infrastructure

5. On corruption

Congress: We are committed to better delivery of services while eliminating corruption and leakages.

BJP: We will establish a system, which eliminates the scope for corruption.

6. On education system

Congress: Our aim is to give India the best education system in the world. We will transform “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” to “Shreshth Shiksha Abhiyan,”

BJP: Ensure effective implementation of the Right to Education.

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