New Delhi, Apr 25: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will release the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls on April 27 in Mangalore, sources said today.
During his two-day seventh leg of campaigning in the southern state, which starts tomorrow, Gandhi would also visit parts of Uttara Kannada like Ankola city, Mastikatte Circle (Kumta), Saraswati Circle (Honnavar) and hold a corner meeting at Bhatkal, the party said in a statement today.
"Rahulji will release the manifesto in Mangalore the day after tomorrow. 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 the society.
In the run-up to the high-stakes Karnataka polls, Gandhi had asked the 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.
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|