Rahul to release Congress manifesto for Karnataka elections on April 27
The Congress president would visit parts of Uttara Kannada such as Ankola city, Mastikatte Circle (Kumta), Saraswati Circle (Honnavar) and Bhatkal on Thursday and Friday, a party leader said.bengaluru Updated: Apr 25, 2018 18:44 IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will release the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls on April 27 in Mangalore, sources said on Wednesday.
During his two-day seventh leg of campaigning in the southern state, which starts Thursday, Gandhi would also visit parts of Uttara Kannada such as Ankola city, Mastikatte Circle (Kumta), Saraswati Circle (Honnavar) and hold a corner meeting at Bhatkal, the party said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Rahul Gandhi will release the manifesto in Mangalore on Friday. 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 society.
In the run-up to the high-stakes Karnataka polls, Gandhi had asked Congress leaders to prepare a “people’s manifesto”, after taking the feedback of all the stakeholders. On Gandhi’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. The election to the 224-member Karnataka assembly will be held on May 12.
The southern state is slated to witness a three-corner contest involving the ruling Congress, the BJP and the H D Deve Gowda-led JD(S). The result of the polls will be announced on May 15.