Bengaluru, 2nd May 2023: Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka, political parties are busy in wooing the public with their election promises. The Congress released its election manifesto today.
In the manifesto, the Congress has reiterated the five guarantees of Griha Jyoti, Griha Lakshmi, Anna Bhagya, Yuva Nidhi and Shakti. The party has promised to provide 200 units of free electricity per month to every family, along with 10 kg of food grains of their choice to below poverty line (BPL) families. Unemployed graduates will receive Rs 3000 per month for 2 years, and diploma holders will receive Rs 1500 per month. Women will be given free bus travel facility in the entire state, including Bengaluru.
The Congress party has also promised to provide loans up to Rs 3 lakh without interest to women from minority community. The allocation for religious minorities, such as Muslims, Christians, Jains, and Buddhists, will be increased by Rs 10,000 crore.
The party has announced that it will ban organizations like Bajrang Dal and Popular Front of India if they come to power in Karnataka.
Releasing the manifesto, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said, “I give the guarantee that all the promises will be implemented on the first day of government formation, in the first meeting of the cabinet.”
The Congress has promised to increase the allocation for the reconstruction of small monasteries and temples by Rs 1000 crore. A worship fund will also be created for 35,000 temples, and a grant will be given every month.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had released its election manifesto in the name of Praja Dhvani on Monday. The party has promised to give free smartphones to students, a loan of up to Rs 5 lakh without interest to small businessmen, and to increase the amount of rice given under the Anna Bhagya scheme. The BJP has also promised to provide tap water to every household in the state by 2024.