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Congress manifesto may be in Braille too for upcoming Lok Sabha elections

“He is not an ‘I know everything’ kind of person and he was open to a conversation and discussion in trying to understand things,” said Delhi University student, Pratishtha Deveshwar, who was in the group that interacted with Gandhi for nearly two hours

india Updated: Feb 02, 2019 23:45 IST
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with college students during at a meeting in a restaurant at Lodhi Road, in New Delhi on February 1.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with college students during at a meeting in a restaurant at Lodhi Road, in New Delhi on February 1.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
         

Congress president Rahul Gandhi may consider a request by a Delhi University student to print the party manifesto in Braille for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

If printed, it will be the first time a political party will be releasing its manifesto in Braille, said a senior Congress leader. The suggestion came during Gandhi’s interaction with a select group of students over dinner at Ping’s Café Orient in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony market on Friday.

The interaction was part of the youth outreach campaign -- “Apni Baat, Rahul ke Saath” – during which Gandhi will have a series of interactions on different issues with students from across the country.

“I pointed out that the Congress does not publish its manifesto in Braille for visually-impaired,” said Pratistha Deveshwar, a student of Delhi’s Lady Shriram College.

“He (Gandhi) has assured me that his party will do it in the upcoming elections,” she claimed. Deveshwar, 20, found Gandhi humble and friendly.

“The interaction was amazing. He actually served me from his plate. It really breaks the ice between a big politician and the aam aadmi (common people),” she said.“I was very impressed by the way he is. You feel almost like a friend with him. Also, he is not I-know-everything-kind-of-a-person,” said Deveshwar.

First Published: Feb 02, 2019 22:12 IST

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