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Congress dubs BJP manifesto ‘jumla’, ‘pack of lies’

Bengaluru, May 4:  The Congress party on Friday dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for May 12 Karnataka Assembly election a “jumla” (fake promise) and a “pack of lies”. “What is the guarantee the BJP will implement its promise of waiving farmer’s loans up to Rs 1 lakh? We are aware that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not fulfilled several of his promises made during 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This promise in the manifesto will be another ‘jumla’,” state Congress chief G. Parameshwara told reporters here.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day tour to the poll-bound state, took to Twitter to rate BJP’s manifesto, giving it one out of five points. “New Book Review: The BJP Karnataka Manifesto, inspired by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi, is a poorly crafted fantasy built around a weak plot, that has nothing unique to offer to voters. If you’ve read the Congress manifesto, don’t waste your time on this one. Rating: 1/5 Recommendation: Avoid,” mocked Gandhi.  (IANS)

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