Rahul to release Cong manifesto for Karnataka polls

Rahul to release Cong manifesto for Karnataka polls

Congress President Rahul Gandhi. PTI file photo

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will release the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls on April 27 in Mangaluru, sources said on Wednesday.

During his two-day seventh leg of campaigning in the state, which will start on Thursday, Rahul would also visit parts of Uttara Kannada like Ankola city, Mastikatte Circle (Kumta), Saraswati Circle (Honnavar) and hold a corner meeting at Bhatkal, the party said in a statement.

"Rahulji will release the manifesto in Mangaluru the day after tomorrow. It will be an all-encompassing document," a Congress leader said, requesting anonymity.

He refused to divulge more details, but added that the manifesto would have "something" for all sections of the society.

In the run-up to the high-stakes Karnataka polls, Gandhi had asked the Congress leaders to prepare a "people’s manifesto", after taking the feedback from all the stakeholders.

On Rahul’s campaigning, the Congress leader said the party workers wanted him to focus on the areas he was yet to visit.

So far, the Congress chief has held six rounds of campaigning in the southern state. The sixth phase of campaigning was on April 7-8.


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