Congress to release its Goa manifesto on Jan 23

Panaji, Jan 21: The Congress will release its Goa election manifesto on January 23 at the hands of senior party leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.

The election manifesto for Goa State Legislative Assembly polls would be released by our leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on January 23," All India Congress Committee Secretary Girish Chodankar told PTI today.

The party which is contesting in 37 out of 40 assembly constituencies in Goa had began an exercise to get inputs from the people before drafting the manifesto, he said.

"The manifesto committee was constituted after inviting suggestions from public in writing and also through social media. It is completely people centric," he said.

Though details of the manifesto are kept under wraps, Chodankar hinted that issues like ban on Casinos, Special Status to Goa, Special commission for minority people and employment generation would figure in it.

The party had in October last year released a strongly-worded chargesheet against the BJP government charging it for the MoI (medium of instruction) mess, iron ore mining closure, failure to finalise the Regional Plan and shifting of off-shore casinos out of river Mandovi and creating unemployment.