Rahul Gandhi to release Cong manifesto in Mangaluru today

Rahul Gandhi to release Cong manifesto in Mangaluru today

AICC chairperson Rahul Gandhi. PTI File Photo

AICC chairperson Rahul Gandhi will release the party manifesto in the city on Friday.

Informing the same to media persons here on Thursday, Manifesto Committee president M Veerappa Moily said that Rahul Gandhi will release the manifesto at T M A Pai auditorium at 9.45 am on Friday, after which will be an interaction with the audience.

Stating that, for the first time, the Congress has prepared three manifestos – for the state, for the regions and for each of the 30 districts – Moily said that importance has been given to regional issues after holding discussions with regional leaders.

Maharashtra former chief minister Prithviraj Chuhan will take part in the interaction in Hubli, Sam Pitroda in Bengaluru and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin will take part in the interaction in Kalaburagi.

People’s manifesto

Stating that the manifesto contains the aspirations of the people of the state, Moily said that prior to the preparation of the manifesto, consultations were held at regional-level at six places, when problems and possible responses have been identified.

While the meeting had begun with discussing the burning issues of the coastal region, the problems being faced in Bengaluru and other regions too were included. Before finalising the manifesto, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, KPCC President Dr G Parameshwara and AICC Chairperson Rahul Gandhi’s consent has been obtained, he said.

Reiterating that 159 of the 168 assurances given by the Congress in the 2013 manifesto have been fulfilled by the government, Moily said that about 25% of the government works did not exist in the manifesto. These achievements are witness to the pro-development of the Congress government, he stressed.

53 lakh jobs

The state government has created 53 lakh jobs in the state alone. On the other hand, the BJP government, which assured to provide 2 crore jobs annually, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, could provide only a few lakh jobs, he added and said that about 15 lakh houses have been constructed in the state in the last five years.

Maharashtra Congress leader Suresh Shetty, Minister U T Khader, DCC President Harish Kumar and Mayor K Bhasker were present.

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