The UPA chairperson told the media on Wednesday that election-eve opinion polls had been proved repeatedly wrong.

"In 2004, it was said that the Congress story is finished. But the story of the Congress continued. Similarly in 2009, it was said we are going to lose but we won. We also got a bigger number of seats,” Gandhi said.

“So, I am quite confident that we will do well. Our people are ready to fight and we will win,” she added.

The Congress, which released its manifesto on Wednesday, promised to push economic growth rate to eight percent in the next three years, create 10 crore jobs and take firm steps to contain inflation. The party pledged to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and push Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Direct Taxes Code (DTC) within one year of coming into power.

The Congress also expressed its commitment to create a national consensus on affirmative action for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for jobs in the private sector.


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