New Delhi: The
Congress Party will release its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh
assembly polls at state capital Lucknow and nine other major towns
simultaneously Tuesday, party leader Mohan Prakash said here
"It is an effort to reach more people in the country's most
populous state in a diversified manner," Prakash told IANS.
Besides Lucknow, the manifesto will be released at Allahabad,
Varanasi, Agra, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Shajahanpur, Saharanpur, Jhansi
and Bareilly, he said.
Prakash told reporters that central leaders, including Digvijay
Singh, Janardhan Dwivedi, Sheila Dikshit, Sushil Kumar Shinde,
Ambika Soni, Amarinder Singh, Jairam Ramesh and Ghulam Nabi Azad
and Prime Minister's Advisor on Innovation Sam Pitroda, will
attend the functions.
State leaders, including Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Pramod Tiwari,
Shriprakash Jaiswal, Jitin Prasada, Rashid Masood and P.L. Punia
will also attend the release functions.
However, party general secretary Rahul Gandhi will not attend any
of the functions, Prakash said.
Gandhi will be continuing his poll campaign in the
Sitapur-Barabanki districts, Prakash added.