Congress-national-president”>Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused the BJP government of failing to protect the rights and interests of poor people in the country and said that the Congress will strive to “strengthen” labour laws aimed at benefiting the unorganized sector.
Addressing a press conference, Kharge highlighted the party’s election promises and said that the Congress would also provide 50 per cent reservations to women in central government jobs.
“We are giving the guarantee of apprenticeship to the youth. We will also provide those 30 lakh vacant posts in government to the youth… We will give 50 per cent reservation to women in government jobs… will work to strengthen the labour laws for the unorganized workers. This Modi government is only for the rich people. It does not work for the poor,” he said.
Referring to minimum support price (MSP) to farmers, Kharge said the farmers organized protests earlier demanding MSP but the Central government ignored their demand.
“The Congress would fulfil the aspirations of farmers in the country,” he added.

He further asserted that the party has fulfilled five of the six guarantees that the party promised.
“We could not implement 1 guarantee due to MCC. We have proved that we will fulfil what we promise. We will soon decide on the compensation for crop damage due to rains. Karnataka, Himachal, or Hyderabad, we have fulfilled our promises. However, we have to follow the EC guidelines,” he said.
Kharge further claimed that Prime Minister Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are afraid after the three phases of voting in the elections.
“After 3 phases, Modi and Shah are afraid. There is no one born who will dare to snatch the mangalsutra. If there is anyone who dares to snatch anything, it is Modi. They never ask for votes based on their development. They only abuse Congress, and call our leader Shehzada, and others which is not required. You used to say that Congress cannot compete with you, so why you are talking about us at each and every rally? It means you are afraid of Congress,” he said.
Voting for all 17 seats in Telangana will take place on May 13 in the fourth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. (ANI)