Cong manifesto meet didn’t consider Hooda’s promises

etanjali Gayatri

Indiatimesworld News Service

Chandigarh, September 23

With the focus on women’s issues and farmers’ distress, the blueprint of the Congress manifesto will be finalised by the weekend even as various announcements made by Congress Legislative Party leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his Rohtak rally in August have not been take up for deliberation.

Sources said the manifesto committee of the party which met under its chairperson Kiran Choudhry in Delhi yesterday took feedback of issues that ought to figure in the party’s manifesto. A draft of the discussions would be crysatllised at the September 27 meeting.

Sources said the announcements of four deputy Chief Ministers and Rs 5,000 old age pension, made by Hooda during his Rohtak rally on August 18 , were not taken up for discussion. “Since these announcements did not have the nod of the party top brass, the central leadership will take a final call,” a senior leader said.

Hooda was not available for comment, though he had recently said his announcements would be part of the manifesto.