Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Congress’ Manifesto: A result of Inclusive process
Shri P. Chidambaram, Prof. Rajeev Gowda and Shri Pranav Jha: Shri Chidambaram said Though the Lok Sabha elections seem some distance away, we think the process should start early enough. The Congress President in several places and occasions has made it clear that the Congress Party Manifesto will be written following an inclusive process. It’ll be based on conversations with the people of India, we will ask people, encourage people, motivate people to tell us what they expect of the Congress Party and should the Congress party form the Government, what they will expect from the Government.
They have travelled to different parts of the country and held both closed door and open house consultations, details of which Professor Gowda will share with you presently. For example, I led the sub-group on economic policy and we’ve held closed door consultations in Delhi in the last two weeks, and in Mumbai day before yesterday. We had a huge open house consultation in Mumbai day before yesterday in the famous amphitheatre of Bandra Bandstand, we had over 400- 500 people gathered there, one half of them Congress Workers but one half of them general public.