Congress denies reports of tax abolition plan for 2019 election manifseto

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Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on July 27 refuted reports stating that Congress is mulling to abolish income tax for people under 35 years of age if it comes to power in 2019.

During a press briefing, Surjewala said, “I was asked the same question in the morning and I said no. So, I am going to say the same thing. There’s no such plan.”

Reportedly, the plan regarding abolishing of income tax for people below 35 years of age was proposed and discussed by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a party meeting on July 13. However, no conclusion had been drawn regarding using this plan as part of their 2019 general election manifesto.

Sources revealed that the decision to abolish income tax for people below 35 years of age has not been put a stamp on. It has been estimated that nearly 15 million first-time voters will cast their votes in Lok Sabha 2019 elections.

Congress Party is said to believe that this move will lead to the generation of job opportunities.