In the presence of Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai and previous Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, JP Nadda today unveiled the party’s manifesto in Bengaluru. BJP President JP Nadda stated on Monday during the unveiling of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections that the manifesto was not drafted in an air-conditioned room. Instead, it was the result of extensive efforts and perseverance on the part of BJP workers who tirelessly visited every part of the state, solicited suggestions, and engaged with lakhs of households.
JP Nadda stated during a rally, “The manifesto for Karnataka has not been formulated sitting in an AC room, rather a due exercise has been done; a great amount of toil and perseverance by our workers who visited every corner of the State was done, before this was created.” JP Nadda released the party’s manifesto in Bengaluru today, in the presence of Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai and former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
Speaking on Bengaluru’s development, he stated, “We will develop Bengaluru for the next generation by designating it as ‘State Capital Region’, and executing a comprehensive, technology-led city development program – centred around Ease of Life, cohesive transportation networks and enabling ecosystems for making Bengaluru a Global Hub of Digital Innovation.”
He said that the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government stole the state’s natural riches and let criminals run wild. “Siddaramaiah’s government was absolutely a Reverse Gear government; it looted the natural resources, was letting the criminal and antisocial elements to run amok, and appeasing a certain section of the society only to consolidate its vote bank!” Nadda said.
Further, he added, “We are a government of Double-Engine, theirs is a Trouble-Engine; we are here to give Pace to the development, they only give ‘Brakes’ to the development. Today, Karnataka has become the top-destination for the Foreign Direct Investments.” Among the election promises are the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in Karnataka and the creation of the Karnataka Residents’ Welfare Consultative Committee to reform the Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act, 1972 and modernise the grievance redressal mechanism.
The party has vowed to distribute three free cooking gas cylinders to all families living below the poverty line (BPL), one each during the months of Yugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Deepavali. It will also introduce the ‘Poshana’ scheme, under which every BPL household will receive half-litre Nandini milk every day and five kilograms of Shri Anna – siri dhanya through monthly ration kits. The Karnataka Assembly’s 224 members will go to the polls on May 10, and the ballots will be counted on May 13. There are a total of 3,632 contestants in the race, with 707 from the incumbent BJP, 651 from the Congress, and 1,720 running as Independents.