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India’s Congress Party’s Election Manifesto Is Ode to Common Man

Ruling party releases populist manifesto after gathering feedback from electorate over five months

India’s ruling Congress party has released its manifesto — five months in the making — for general elections starting next month.

This year, the ruling party asked for feedback from the electorate before compiling what has essentially been dubbed a people’s manifesto.

“We decided to go to the people for the first time,” campaign chief Rahul Gandhi said at the release, the Times of India reported.

Published Wednesday afternoon, the document promises inclusive development, action against graft and good governance.

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