BJP lays threadbare its top pledges in the runup to Karnataka Assembly Polls
Bengaluru: In preparation for the impending Karnataka Assembly Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its manifesto.
One of the party’s top pledges is the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) based on recommendations from a high-level committee that will be established for the purpose, as well as the establishment of the National Register of Citizens in the state to ensure the swift deportation of illegal immigrants.
Ever since he assumed leadership as CM of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai has pledged to implement UCC across the state.
The BJP Praja Pranalike paper was presented today in Bengaluru by JP Nadda, the party’s national president. It listed the top 16 election-related pledges made by the party.
The manifesto was released in the presence of chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and former chief minister Yediyurappa. Party president JP Nadda said, “The Manifesto for Karnataka has not been formulated sitting in an Air-conditioned room, rather a due exercise has been done; a great deal of toil and perseverance by our workers who visited every nook and corner of the States got suggestions and connected to lakhs of households before this content was created.”
The party promised to provide every BPL family three cooking gas cylinders per year, one for each of the festivals of Ugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Deepavali, as well as daily deliveries of half-liters of Nandini milk.Additionally, each ward will have an Atal Ahaara Kendra that will sell food at reasonable prices.
In addition to these core pledges, the party also included monthly ration packages for families living below the poverty line, a fixed deposit programme for women from scheduled castes and tribes, and a proposal to turn Karnataka into a centre for electric car development.In every taluk of the state, a dialysis and chemotherapy facility was also promised.
The party said it will also establish the “Karnataka-State Wing against Religious Fundamentalism and Terror (K-SWIFT)” inside the Karnataka police.
They said that by declaring Bengaluru as a “State Capital Region” and implementing a comprehensive, technology-driven city development programme, they will build the city for the future generation. Through the use of a consultative committee, it promised to enhance the “ease of living” for flat dwellers in Bengaluru. An effort will be started to promote cooperation between industrial training facilities and small and medium-sized businesses.