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Karnataka Elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi releases Congress manifesto, calls it voice of the people


Congress launches "Save the Constitution" campaignPTI Photo by Vijay Verma

Mangaluru: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today released the party’s election manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly polls that promises creation of one crore jobs over five years. Gandhi described the manifesto as the “voice of the people of Karnataka” and not a document prepared by “three or four people in a closed room”.

He also took potshots at Narendra Modi, saying while the prime minister likes to tell people his “Mann ki Baat”, this manifesto contained the “Mann ki Baat” of the people of Karnataka.

Taking a dig at the BJP, Gandhi said the manifesto that the saffron party will release would not be for the people of Karnataka and reflect the views of the RSS. The Congress president claimed the Siddaramaiah government had fulfilled 95 percent of the promises made in the manifesto released ahead of the 2013 polls after coming to power.

Elections to the 225-seat assembly are scheduled for May 12.

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