Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked his party leaders to reach to the masses and to prepare “people’s manifesto” in poll bound Karnataka. A senior party leader said,”The exercise has already been undertaken by a team headed by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily and it is expected to come out with an ‘all-encompassing manifesto’ much ahead of polling in the state”.
Madhu Goud Yaskhi, a senior leader told a news agency,””The party president has asked leaders to come out with a manifesto that truly reflects the expectations of the people of Karnataka. The Congress will seek feedback from all stakeholders.” Madhu is AICC secretary, who is also the in-charge for Karnataka.
Congress had adopted similar methods in Gujarat as well where it performed much better than it’s own expectation. A senior leader of the party said,””That ‘good’ practice helped us know what people wanted. It is better than leaders sitting in their offices and drafting manifestos”. He said in Karnataka, the party unit will focus on socio-economic aspects relating to development.
Karnataka is going for poll this year. It is expected that it will be a triangular contest with the H.D.Dece Gowda led Janta Dal (Secular) being the third important player.