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Freebies rain as BJP releases manifesto for Karnataka polls

BJP announced that it is committed to reducing the burden of debt on Annadaatas. A crop loan waiver upto Rs 1 lakh will be announced in the first Cabinet Meeting for the benefit of our Annadaatas.

SNS | New Delhi |

Chief ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa released party’s manifesto for the May 12 polls in the state and promised to re-introduce the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill 2012.

Launching the party’s manifesto, Yeddyurappa asserted that party is committed towards welfare of the farmers.

“Welfare of farmers has always been our priority. We will allocate Rs 1,50,000 Cr for various irrigation projects in Karnataka and ensure water reaches to every field in the state,” Yeddyurappa said while addressing the media on the election manifesto.

The state is slated to go to polls on May 12 and the counting will take place on May 15.

Highlights of the BJP manifesto

–          BJP announced that it is committed to reducing the burden of debt on Annadaatas. A crop loan waiver upto Rs1 lakh, including all loans from Nationalised Banks and Co-operatives, will be announced in the first Cabinet Meeting for the benefit of our Annadaatas if BJP comes to power.

 

–          Rs 3,000 crore Kamadhenu Fund for development of animal husbandry and dairy farming infrastructure and Rs 1,000 crore fund for expanding veterinary services. The Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill 2012 will be reintroduced.

 

–          Rs 5,000 crore Raitha Bandhu Market Intervention Fund to support farmers during price fluctuations. Raitha Bandhu Department, under CMO, to monitor implementation of all farmer-friendly schemes.

 

–          Provide free sanitary napkins to BPL women and girl students and at Rs 1 for other women under the new Stree Suvidha Scheme.

 

–          Launch the Mukhya Mantri Smartphone Yojana to provide women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families with free smartphones. BPL women have also been promised gold mangalsutras.

 

–          Ayushman Karnataka Scheme to provide poor and vulnerable families a cover of Rs 5 lakh for treatment. Set up 2 Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (on the lines of AIIMS).

–          Hyderabad Karnataka Industrial Mega Corridor will be built from Hosapete to Hyderabad passing through Koppal, Raichur, Yadgir, Kalaburagi and Bidar. Commit to Inclusive Long-Term Vision of Development in carrying out a ’30 District – 30 Hub’ mega development plan.