Netizens can send their suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org which will be consolidated to frame the manifesto specifically to the district. This is an exercise which is first of its kind in the constituency and will help the Aam Aadmi Party to understand the needs and aspirations of the people of coastal region, said S Nandagopal, the district spokesperson of AAP. "We are coming out with a manifesto that reflects people's needs and aspirations," he said.
Following the success of AAP in Delhi, the mood is upbeat among people and this trend is seen in Mangalore also, he said, adding that the district unit is eagerly waiting to utilize the opportunity to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha. "AAP has started working on strengthening the membership base at the grass roots level," he said adding that public membership drive meeting will be held at BEM High School, Car Street here on January 12.
The party will use this public meeting as an opportunity to formulate its plan of action on issues of importance to the district and work out strategies to address the same. Some of the issues include denial of LPG connections due to lack of Aadhar card, security of women in Dakshina Kannada, Yettinahole project that entails diversion of excess waters of the Nethravathi for drinking water purposes, and setting up of ward committees in MCC among others.