Terming the Congress election manifesto as a bundle of lies, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that there was nothing new in it as the grand old party had been saying this for the past several decades.
“In its 55-page manifesto, the Congress has expressed its failures of 55 years,” Yogi said while reacting to the Congress manifesto released in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The Chief Minister further said that people of the country had already decided to give Narendra Modi another chance and the voters would teach the Congress and its allies a lesson for telling lies in the name of poverty eradication.
“Garibi hatao (poverty eradication) was Congress’ old slogan which its leaders had coined several decades back to win votes. The manifesto is just the articulation of old slogan,” Yogi said.
Earlier, speaking at a function of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Gorakhpur on Tuesday, Yogi said that Congress, which could not open bank accounts of the poor during its regime, was now lying to the people promising them Rs 72,000 every year.
“Had the Congress been serious in serving the country, the situation would have been different. India would have become a super power by now,” the Chief Minister said, adding that one family ruled the country most of the time but they did nothing to end poverty and redress problems of the people.
Hitting out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Yogi said that though the grand old party had copied the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party government, it had failed to convey it to the people.
“Under the able leadership of Narendra Modi, the country has flourished and turned into a global power. In the next five years, India will become the third largest economy of the world,” Yogi said.