Keeping an eye on upcoming Karnataka polls, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked party leaders from poll-bound state to go for mass outreach programmes and come up with 'people's manifesto'.
"The party president has asked leaders to come out with a manifesto that truly reflects the expectations of the people of Karnataka. The Congress will seek feedback from all stakeholders," AICC secretary in-charge for Karnataka, Madhu Goud Yaskhi said.
"The exercise has already been undertaken by a team headed by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily and it is expected to come out with an 'all-encompassing manifesto' much ahead of polling in the state," a senior party leader said.
Karnataka is expected to witness a triangular contest with the HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular) being the third dominant player. While the schedule for the 224-member state Assembly poll is yet to be announced, campaign for the high voltage election has already begun with leaders of both the Congress and BJP exchanging barbs at each other.