Congress president Rahul Gandhi releases party manifesto for Karnataka, calls it ‘Mann ki Baat’ of people

Congress president Rahul Gandhi releases party manifesto for Karnataka, calls it 'Mann ki Baat' of people Photo: Twitter

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the ‘Karnataka Manifesto 2018-2023’ at Mangalore on Friday (27.4.2018). While releasing party’s manifesto he said, “I am proud to say this manifesto reflects the aspirations of every single person of the state of Karnataka.”

“The manifesto has been prepared by leaders, including M Veerappa Moily, after meeting people of the state. The party leaders have collected opinion and suggestions of people before drafting the manifesto. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells people his ‘Mann ki Baat‘. We are speaking ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of people through our manifesto,” Gandhi said.

The Congress president claimed that the BJP had a manifesto that was being written by just three to four people.

Attacking the BJP, he recalled the Rs 15 lakh promise of Prime Minister Modi and said, “Modi does not stand to what he speaks.”

Earlier, former union minister and Manifesto Drafting Committee president M Veerappa Moily welcoming the people said that for the first time the manifesto of Congress for Karnataka state was being released by the Congress president. He said the party had prepared the manifesto with major focus on 16 points in consultation with all leaders and people.

Chief minister Siddaramaiah, meanwhile, claimed, “Congress will win majority again in the state. We will bag more seats this time. Our manifesto includes aspirations of people.”

During his two-day seventh leg of campaigning in Karnataka, which starts on Friday (27.4.2018), Gandhi would visit parts of Uttara Kannada such as Ankola city, Mastikatte Circle (Kumta), Saraswati Circle (Honnavar) and hold a corner meeting at Bhatkal.