Updates on the Elections for the Karnataka Assembly in 2023: Congress released its manifesto
The Sarva Janangada Shanthiya Thota manifesto by Congress promises 200 free electricity units and includes plans to give free bus transportation to all women. It also promises 2,000 rupees for each woman who heads the household.
The Congress Party released its manifesto, promising to repeal the BJP’s “anti-people laws.”
Congress releases its manifesto
With the Karnataka assembly elections coming up, Congress released its manifesto on Tuesday, maintaining its emphasis on providing free electricity and regular allowances. On May 10, voters will cast their ballots in the state election, and three days later the results will be tallied.
In Bengaluru, in the presence of the CLP’s Siddaramaiah and state unit chief D K Shivakumar, party president Mallikarjun Kharge unveiled the Congress party’s election platform, dubbed “Sarva Janangada Shanthiya Thota” (Peaceful Garden of All Communities).
It emphasizes the party’s promises: Gruha Lakshmi (2,000 per month to female heads of families), Yuvanidhi (unemployment assistance), Gruha Jyothi (electricity), Shakti (free travel for women on state buses), and Anna Bhagya (food grains for BPL families).
In the first cabinet meeting following the formation of the government, Kharge stated, “I am giving the sixth assurance that these promises will undoubtedly be enforced.”
About the pension scheme
It has pledged to bring a transparent tendering system to major departments, such as public works, while also promising to sympathetically consider the demands of government employees who began working after 2006 for the implementation of the Old Pension Scheme.
The restoration of the old syllabus
The true values of India and Karnataka will be reinstated by Congress, as well as the scientific ethos in school curricula. Infaming Basavanna and Kuvempu, the BJP government has allegedly distorted textbooks, according to the manifesto.
On the reservation grid
In addition to promising to reinstate the 4% reservation quota for Muslims, which the BJP government had eliminated, the party also pledged to increase the reservation quota matrix to 75% to accommodate the hopes of SC, ST, OBC, and minorities.
Take action against hatred
Aggressive action will be taken against people and organizations that incite hatred among groups of people based on their caste or community. According to Congress, laws are inviolable and cannot be broken by the Bajrang Dal or the PFI.
Congress declared it would repeal the amendment to the Factories Act that would have increased the working day’s length from eight to twelve hours, accusing the BJP administration of pursuing anti-labor policies.
It added that under the Ksheera Kranti scheme, a target would be set to produce 1.5 crore liters of milk every day in Karnataka. MSPs will be based on the recommendations of the Agriculture Price Commission. Furthermore, it promised to increase the farmer’s financial incentive from 5 to 7 rupees per liter.
Welfare programs for minorities, the elderly, and veterans
The party has additionally committed to establishing the Field Marshal Kariyappa Ex-Servicemen Development Board and the Mangalamukhi Welfare Board for Gender Minorities. A free pilgrimage every two years to one of the 10 holy sites in India and one of the 15 holy sites in Karnataka has been promised to senior citizens. Additionally, it has been announced that 1% of police recruitment positions will be reserved for people of underrepresented genders.
For the development of Bengaluru
The party has pledged to end Namma Metro Phase 3 within a year of taking office and will work to extend the Metro line as far as Vasanth Narsapur in Tumakuru. Rejuvenation of lakes and promotion of water sports in these bodies of water. The party has pledged that it will work to make BBMP financially independent.