Karnataka Polls: Rahul Gandhi asks party leaders to prepare ‘People’s Manifesto’

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 27: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has asked cadres from poll-bound Karnataka to formulate “people’s manifesto” and undertake mass outreach programmes, taking a cue from similar exercise during the party’s recent electoral campaign in Gujarat.

“The exercise has already been undertaken by a team headed by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily and it is anticipated to come out with an ‘all-encompassing manifesto’ much ahead of polling in the state,” a senior party leader said.

“The party president has asked leaders to come out with a manifesto that truly reflects the expectations of the people of Karnataka. The Congress will seek feedback from all stakeholders,” AICC secretary in-charge for Karnataka, Madhu Goud Yaskhi, told news agency PTI.

In a similar activity, telecom entrepreneur Sam Pitroda had interacted with residents of five cities of Gujarat, namely Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surat, ahead of the assembly elections there last year.

The manifesto prepared thus emphasised on education, health, small and medium enterprises, employment generation and environment protection.


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