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Thread: Here are the 13 key pledges made in the #CongressManifesto (and some pieces to read for those who want to go beyond the headlines)
1. Minimum Income Guarantee To Eliminate Poverty Or Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY)

(How realistic is Rahul Gandhi’s promise of Rs 72,000 a year to the poor? @RohanV finds out scroll.in/article/918377…) #CongressManifesto
2. Jobs Revolution - "We will ensure 34 lakh jobs in the public sector"

(Did Indians find jobs or lose them during #TheModiYears? Here's a detailed report by @sharmasupriya scroll.in/article/914338…) #CongressManifesto
3. Farmers And Farm Labour - "separate #KisanBudget every year, establish a permanent National Commission on Agricultural Development and Planning"

(Do check out this piece by Girish Shahane on the real cause of India’s farm crisis scroll.in/article/904524…) #CongressManifesto
4. Universal Healthcare

(@nayantaran, @RohanV and @nithya_sub take a look at India’s healthcare crisis and what the BJP and the Congress have to offer voters. scroll.in/article/917623…

#HealthcareCrisis | Our complete coverage: scroll.in/topic/31355/he…) #CongressManifesto
5. GST 2.0

(One year after GST, Scroll.in reporters across the country revisited small businessmen they interviewed just after the introduction of the new tax regime. Here's what they had to say: scroll.in/article/884787…)

Also this - scroll.in/topic/55963/re…
6. Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces

(#ICYMI - Indian Army lacks ammunition and cannot fight a war longer than 10 days, says CAG report scroll.in/latest/844692/…) #CongressManifesto
7. Quality Education For Every Child

(Follow @ShreyaR_C to keep track of the state of our education system - scroll.in/author/12606

What have school children gained in #TheModiYears? We find out scroll.in/article/909667…) #CongressManifesto
8. Gender Justice

(Data check: India lags behind its neighbours on women’s representation in Parliament scroll.in/article/916721…

Also watch: Will the Women's Reservation Bill see the light of day? scroll.in/video/887085/y…) #CongressManifesto
9. Adivasis

(Meanwhile, Forest Rights Act was wantonly flouted to reject Adivasis’ claims to their land in Rajasthan scroll.in/article/915227…

Read more on #ForestRightsAct here: scroll.in/tag/Forest%20R…) #CongressManifesto
10. Right to Homestead

#CongressManifesto
11. End to Hate Crimes

(Dalits were victims in 70% of all hate crimes since 2015 Dadri lynching case, says Amnesty scroll.in/latest/915566/…

And religious hate crimes in India rose to a decade-high level in 2018: Report scroll.in/latest/907238/…) #CongressManifesto
12. Celebrating Freedom

(Scroll.in has reported extensively on controversy surrounding Aadhaar: scroll.in/topic/55689/aa…
Also read - How India’s archaic laws have a chilling effect on dissent scroll.in/article/808641…
Why sedition law must go scroll.in/article/913168…)
13. Protecting Our Institutions

Check out this thread by @RohanV - #CongressManifesto
14. Cities and Urban Governance

(Wondering how close is India to affordable housing for all? Here's a detailed report by @AarefaJohari scroll.in/article/913188…

Can Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana really solve urban India’s housing crisis? scroll.in/article/895036…) #CongressManifesto
15. Environment and Climate Change

(To meet climate change targets, India must enable Adivasis to conserve its natural forests scroll.in/article/907012…

India’s environment ministry once again downplays the effects of air pollution on human health scroll.in/pulse/909340/i… and...
... Climate change will worsen India’s farm crisis and increase income inequality scroll.in/article/906538…

Four charts that show how climate change is hurting India’s health scroll.in/pulse/856042/d…

and some more...

#CongressManifesto
Sedition, media monopolies and LGBT rights: 15 takeaways from the Congress manifesto scroll.in/article/918683… | @RohanV
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