Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: BJP releases manifesto, promises to waive off loans of weavers

04 May 2018, 03:47 PM
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 live updates: BJP releases manifesto
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 live updates: BJP releases manifesto

Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) have left no stone unturned to win the Karnataka Assembly elections, which will be conducted on May 12. While the BJP is banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for spearheading the election campaign, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is leading from the front and addressing several rallies.

Rahul on Friday will conclude the eighth leg of his election campaign in the coastal state by addressing rallies in Kalburgi, Gadag and Haveri districts.

With just a week to go for the elections, political parties are pulling all stops to connect with the voters.

BJP CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and other leaders launched the party manifesto for the assembly elections. Yeddyurappa promised to bring back the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill 2012 if BJP wins the elections.

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#12:59 PM: Will support and promote writers, poets and other literary professionals writing in Kannada-BJP

#12:44 PM: We will sign MOUs with other states to offer Kannada as a second/ third language in their schools-BJP 

# 12:21 PM: Will set up separate ministry to plan and implement projects to ensure clean drinking water using river and surface water for every household- BJP

#12:13 PM: Will allocate Rs 500 crore for 'Devalaya Punnaruthana Fund' to restore and renovate temples and mathas.

#12:00 PM: Will waive loans taken by weavers within three months of forming the government-BJP

#11:58 AM: Will set up special coaching centres to prepare SC/ST/OBC/BPL students for different entrance exams

# 11:48 AM: Will allocate Rs 8,500 crore for 'Madara Chennaiah Housing Scheme' to develop modern housing for SC Communities. 

#11:25 AM: We will build Hyderabad Kartaka Industrial Mega Corridor-BJP

#11:22 AM: Will form KIRTI Aayoga to replace Karnataka Knowledge Commission and state planning Commission- BJP

#11:18 AM: Will form Rs 2,500 cr ‘Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Fund’ to clean and revive the rivers and lakes of Bengaluru- BJP

#11:09 AM: BJP promises to set up Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, which will be on the lines of AIIMS

#11:00 AM- Will provide free sanitary napkins to BPL women & girl students under the new ‘Stree Suvidha Scheme’-BJP

#10: 58 AM: Will form a Special Investigation Cell and employ 1,000 police women to investigate the pending crime cases against women: BJP

#10:46 AM: BJP promises to constitute Raitha Bandhu Markey Intervention Fund to support the farmers during price fluctuations.

#10:46 AM: BS Yeddyurappa stresses on BJP’s commitment towards farmers welfare

#10:27 AM: BJP releases manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly elections

First Published: Friday, May 04, 2018 11:13 AM
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