Congress manifesto 'a pack of lies': Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday dubbed the Congress's election manifesto a 'pack of lies' and said it was an insult to the country's people and its brave soldiers.

In a statement, he hit out at the opposition party over its promise to repeal Section 124A (sedition law) and review the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, saying it is bringing a smile to terrorists and separatists while lowering the morale of the armed forces.

Repealing the sedition law will lead to chanting of slogans like 'Bharat tere tukde honge' (India will break into pieces) by anti-national gangs instead of 'Bharat mata ki jai' (Hail Mother India), he claimed.

"Removing AFSPA will snath armed forces' weapon to attack terrorists," Shah added.

Shah said the party was misleading people in the name of its NYAY scheme or the Minimum Income Support Programme (MISP).

The Congress, in its manifesto released on Tuesday, said it aims to bring NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) or MISP to provide Rs 72,000 a year to the poorest 20 per cent families in India and eliminate abject poverty by 2030.

Terming NYAY as a scheme of 'injustice', Shah said the Congress was just trying to extract votes by misleading with its 'big lie' of MISP as it said it will implement the policy once the economy expands and support will be taken from state governments.

Congress is doing injustice to people in the garb of doing justice, he said.

(with news agency inputs)