New Delhi: The Congress on Monday launched a dedicated website to take suggestions from the public to prepare the party’s manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections under the theme ‘Jan Aawaz’ (people’s voice).
At a press conference here, senior party leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram launched the dedicated website — www.manifesto.inc.in — to receive suggestions from the public.
He said the website has the option for 16 languages and also a dedicated WhatsApp number to receive suggestions.
The former Minister announced that the “Congress has started work to write its manifesto for the 2019 elections”, adding that a 22-member committee with Rajeev Gowda, MP, as its Convener has been constituted to make it. “The process of consultation started on October 1.”
Chidambaram said the committee has been divided into 20 subject groups with each one under of the members. “Till date, over 30 consultations have taken place for the preparation of the manifesto and about 150-160 more till December end.”
He said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that the party’s manifesto will be written following an inclusive process.
“It will be based on the basis of a conversation with the people of India. We will ask people, encourage people and motivate people to tell us what they expect of the Congress party and when it forms the government and then what they expect from the government,” he said. (IANS)