Rahul met the panchayat leaders seeking their opinion on the Congress party manifesto.
"Earlier the manifesto used to be made behind the closed doors. This time we are making the manifesto after speaking to the people, women, SC/STs and what ever suggestions you give will be included in the manifesto. If our party comes to power, we will implement what ever is there in the manifesto," he said.
'Without empowering the local bodies we cannot change the political system'
He added saying that the power lies within a handful of people. Our aim is to empower MPs, MLAs and Pradhans. "Without empowering the local bodies we cannot change the political system," he said.
The Panchayat leaders spoke about the education system, land mafia and other issues that needed the attention from the Centre. Representatives from the adivasi community, NGOs and gram panchayats were present at the interaction.
Locals also demanded for uniform syllabus in schools across the country.