Cong manifesto is voice of people: Rahul Gandhi

AICC president Rahul Gandhi speaking at the conclusion of Janashirvada Yatre, at Palace ground in Bengaluru on Sunday. Photo/ B H Shivakumar

Unlike the BJP manifesto, which is prepared by a few RSS people in a closed room, the Congress manifesto is the voice of the people of Karnataka, said AICC President Rahul Gandhi.

Addressing the audience after releasing the manifesto in the packed T M A Auditorium here on Friday, Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress manifesto has been prepared after consulting every single block and region.

“Unlike the BJP manifesto which contains what RSS decides; including hidden agendas of Reddy brothers; the Congress manifesto signifies the people’s ‘man ki baath,” he added.

Assuring that whatever is promised in the manifesto will be done, he said that 95% of the promises made in the last manifesto had been implemented.

Referring to Basavanna’s saying “Nudidhanthe Nade” (Do as you say), Rahul said that the Congress had stood by what it said five years ago (during the previous elections).

Taking a dig at RSS, Rahul said that the organisation does not respect the people of Karnataka or the ideals of Basavanna. “RSS may garland the portrait of Basavanna, but will not walk his path,” he said.

Lauding the achievements of Siddaramaiah-led government, Rahul Gandhi said that every state in India looked up to Karnataka. He added that the outcome of the elections in Karnataka will pave the way for national politics. 

Meanwhile, KPCC President Dr G Parameshwara said that the Congress government has performed as it had promised five years ago. “Be it agriculture, housing, health, education, industry or employment, the Congress has given priority to all,” he said.

At Bantwal

Addressing a huge gathering at B C Road, Rahul Gandhi gave a clarion call to party workers to bring the Congress back to power.

Referring to recent incidents of rape and murders across the country, Rahul Gandhi said that it was time to change Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan from “Beti Bachao” (save girl child) to “Betiyon ko bachao BJP nethavon se” (save girl children from BJP leaders).

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former union minister B Janardhan Poojary were present.

The AICC chief then proceeded to Dharmasthala for a darshan of the deity Lord Manjunatha, before visiting Madikeri in the evening.

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