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Congress manifesto on 21 March

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will release on 21 March the party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha polls which is expected to promise some new right-based laws for health and employment besides specific pronouncements for employment generation and focus on manufacturing sector.

‘Our manifesto is nearing finality. We will release it on 21 March,’ said a senior Union minister, who is part of the team drafting the party manifesto.

His remarks a came a day after the party’s manifesto committee, headed by AK Antony, met here to give final touches to the exercise.

Sources said that a meeting of the committee on 16 March will okay the final draft of the manifesto, which has been prepared after ‘exhaustive consultations’ with different stakeholders through various mediums including direct interaction of a number of groups with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Besides Antony, other committee of the panel are P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde, Anand Sharma, Salman Khurshid, Sandeep Dikshit, Ajit Jogi, Renuka Chowdhary, P L Punia, Mohan Gopal, Jairam Ramesh and Digvijay Singh.
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