Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi to release Congress manifesto in March


Bengaluru: The ruling Congress’ manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka would be released by AICC president Rahul Gandhi next month, the party said today.

It would be presented to the electorate between March 10 and 15, manifesto committee chairman M Veerappa Moily told reporters here in the presence of party leader and former union minister Margaret Alva and Karnataka IT-BT Minister Priyank Kharge.

The Congress will take a vow to implement it before the electorate, he said.

Moily said the manifesto’s highlights would include eradication of poverty, hunger, upgrading slums, and creation of wealth.

Before bringing out the document, Congress will have detailed deliberations with each segment of society, Moily, a former chief minister of the state, said.

It would also have in detail the works carried out by the Siddaramaiah government in the last five years.

Moily said the manifesto would have three parts– state, region and district and cover each of 30 districts, six regions and the entire state.

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