The Indian National Congress today released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which is to start from April 11. The manifesto was released in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
As per the party, it held 121 public consultations and 53 closed-door consultations to prepare the manifesto and that it reflects the hopes of the people.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram was the head of the manifesto committee. Chidambaram said unemployment, farmer distress and security of women are the top three issues. The theme of the manifesto is how to marry wealth and welfare, he added.
Speaking at the press conference, Rahul Gandhi said he instructed party members not to prepare it in closed doors. The manifesto is the voice of the people, he said.