Rahul Gandhi releases election manifesto for Karnataka

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday released the party’s manifesto for Karnataka, ahead of the assembly elections next month. Addressing a rally in Mangalore, Gandhi said the document contains the ‘Mann ki Baat’ of the people of the state. Targeting the BJP, he said its manifesto will be decided by a handful of people — from the RSS. Gandhi said the Congress, if voted to power, will deliver on its promises, just as it delivered 95 percent of what was promised in its last manifesto.

“Five years ago, the government of Karnataka promised you something and we delivered on it. What we say in our manifesto is going to be done. In our last manifesto, 95 percent of the work has been done,” Gandhi said while releasing the party’s manifesto. “BJP’s won’t be the manifesto of the people of Karnataka, it will be that of the RSS,” he added.

The high-stakes elections are being fought under the leadership of incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for the party. The BJP has made former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa its chief ministerial candidate.

Speaking at the launch, Dr G Parameshwara, president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, said the manifesto is a big step in taking the state to the next level. “Karnataka is a progressive state and this manifesto is a big step in taking the state to the next level. We will win the election and ensure that our Government will fulfil the promises made in the manifesto,” he said.

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