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Congress releases manifesto for Lok Sabha elections

Newdelhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with its president Rahul Gandhi describing it as the 'voice of people'. The Congress chief said if his party is elected to power, its government would spend six per cent of the GDP on education.His party will work to unite the people, he said, accusing the Modi government of dividing the society and spreading hatred.Senior party leader P. Chidambaram asserted that "wealth and welfare" is the manifesto's central theme.

Chidambaram said real issues in the country are unemployment, farmer distress and women's safety among others and accused the ruling BJP of trying to take narrative to hyper nationalism.