President Rahul Gandhi in Mangaluru today as an "empty booklet" and was an attempt to fool the voters of Karnataka and amounted to betrayal. Addressing a rally in Mangalore, Gandhi said the document contains the "Mann ki Baat" of the people of the state.
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam told PTI that the party unit has booked an 18-coach train and will call it "Rahul Gandhi Super Fast Express". The.manifesto was not drafted in closed-door meetings.
Promising affordable, safe and healthful housing for all, the manifesto vowed to build over 3 lakh houses per annum under various schemes, provide better housing to people living in the slums and make the rural Karnataka a hut-free with shelter to all. It has been prepared by going to every district, every block, every community and every region and asking the people what they want from the government", he said, adding, "Moilyji worked round-the-clock and toured the state to prepare it. The party leaders have collected opinion and suggestions of people before drafting the manifesto.
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The Gandhi scion also described the proposed changes in USA visa rules as a "huge setback" for India, which he felt would make it extremely hard for Indians to obtain a U.S. permit to visit or stay in the country.
Gandhi is expected to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for allegedly practising divisive politics and raise the issue of the alleged targeting of the members of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and the minorities.
As seen in the video released by a news channel, Gandhi is seen showing a Congress leader his watch, implying that there was no time and then agreeing that "one line" be sung of the national song. The tenure of the current Karnataka Legislative Assembly will expire on May 28. The Congress, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, is leaving no stone unturned to retain power as Karnataka is the only big state, besides Punjab, which is now ruled by the grand old party. The poll is on May 12 and the results to be announced on May 15.