Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has torn the Congress Party's manifesto apart, saying it will "break the country."
“Some of the ideas are unimplementable and dangerous. They are for an agenda for the Balkanization of India," Jaitley said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Earlier that day, Congress released its key pledges for the election, which were heavy on subsidies for welfare programs for the poor and the scrapping of the country's sedition law.
“The Congress' leadership today is in the grip of jihadists and Maoists," Jaitley said. "They are saying in the Manifesto that Section 124A (sedition) will be removed from Indian Penal Code, committing treason is no longer a crime. A party that makes such announcements is not entitled to a single vote.”