Karnataka Election 2023: Congress Releases Manifesto, Promises Ban On Bajrang Dal

Karnataka: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday released the party’s Karnataka poll manifesto at a hotel in Bengaluru, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party unveiled its poll promises. He was accompanied by state Congress chief DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah.

Here are the top poll promises in the manifesto:

  • Congress releases a manifesto with its five major guarantees of Rs 2000 per month to every woman head of a family, free bus passes for all women, Rs 3000 for graduates and Rs 1500 for diploma holders as unemployment monthly payment, 10 kilos of rice and 200 units of free power to households
  • Congress party’s poll manifesto promises include allowances for unemployed youths, free travel for women, development of SCs and STs, and a ban on Bajrang Dal and PFI.
  • State Congress chief DK Shivakumar said, “It will help us gain majority as it is people-centric. It will brand Karnataka as global Karnataka. We will try to ease the traffic in Bengaluru and ensure employment opportunities in 2 and 3-tier cities.”
  • Congress has announced a special allowance of Rs 5,000 a month for police officers on night duty.
  • Congress Karnataka unit releases poll manifesto called ‘Sarva Janangada Shanthiya Thota’ (Peaceful garden of all communities)
  • Congress reiterates 5 guarantees in its poll manifesto: Gruha Jyothi, Gruha Lakshmi, Anna Bhagya, Yuva Nidhi & Shakti
  • Karnataka Congress promises to consider minimum wages, OPS for government employees
  • Congress in its manifesto announces that its govt will provide 200 units of free electricity.
  • Congress party is committed to increasing reservation for SC’s from 15% to 17%, for ST’s 3% to 7%, and restore minority reservations 4% and increasing reservations for Lingayats, VokKaliggas and other communities and to pursue inclusion in the 9th Schedule of the Constitution, says Congress in its manifesto
  • Congress government will form a State Education Policy to reject the National Education Policy (NEP), says the party in its manifesto
  • Congress party in its manifesto promises to ensure that the works begin within 90 days of the issue of the work order, get the work completed within the time specified in the contract and settle the bills of the contractors within the time frame of the contractual agreement and to provide a special allowance of Rs 5000 per month to police officials on night duty and one month’s extra pay per year.

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