The chief ministerial candidate for the BJP in Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa on Friday released the party manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections along with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and other leaders.
Yeddyurappa expressed confidence that BJP's vote share in the state will increase, especially after the release of the manifesto, which focuses on benefits for farmers and women empowerment.
"Our vote share will increase by three to four percent once people read our manifesto," said Yeddyurappa.
"We are committed to reducing the burden of debt on our Annadaatas (farmers). We will announce a crop loan waiver up to Rs one lakh, including all loans from nationalised banks and co-operatives, in our first cabinet meeting for the benefit of our farmers," he said.
"Welfare of farmers has always been our priority. We will allocate Rs 1,50,000 crore for various irrigation projects in Karnataka and ensure water reaches to every field in the state," Yeddyurappa added.
The saffron party also announced that if voted to power, a Rs 5,000 crore 'Raitha Bandhu Market Intervention Fund' will be established to support farmers during price fluctuations. In the manifesto, the BJP also announced its intentions of setting up a Raitha Bandhu Department, under the Chief Minister's Office which would monitor the implementation of all farmer friendly schemes.
The BJP also promised to provide free sanitary napkins to BPL women and girl students and at Rs. 1 for other women under a new “StreeSuvidha Scheme.”
View highlights of the manifesto below:
We are committed to reducing the burden of debt on our Annadaatas. We will announce a crop loan waiver upto Rs1 Lakh, including all loans from Nationalised Banks and Co-operatives, in our first Cabinet Meeting for the benefit of our— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Annadaatas #BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/NjctTIgIOx
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.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
The “Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill 2012” will be reintroduced.#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/SHYyI1hyUq
Rs 1.5 Lakh Crore “Sujalam Suphalam Karnataka Yojane” to complete all irrigation projects by 2023.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Launch “Mission Kalyani” to rejuvenate all tanks and lakes in the state.
3 phase power supply for 10 hours for farmers to operate their pumpsets. #BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/7DA0KE3iXM
Rs 100 Cr “Raitha Bandhu Scholarship” to enable farmers’ children to pursue agriculture & allied sector courses.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
1,000 farmers to travel to countries like Israel & China per year to study best practices under the “CM’s Fellowship for Agriculture”. #BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/gYzfyomfj2
Establish a Rs 10,000 Crore “Stree Unnati Fund” to set up one of the largest women run co-operatives and establish “Stree Unnati Stores” to market its products— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Loans upto Rs 2 Lakhs shall be given to women only SHGs at 1% p.a. interest#BJPVachana4karnataka pic.twitter.com/rh7VZNQQqw
Form a Special Investigation Cell, under a woman Police Officer and employing 1,000 police women to investigate all pending crimes against women.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Increase the amount payable at maturity under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme to Rs 2 Lakh. #BJPvachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/mF5ZmzThYA
Provide free sanitary napkins to BPL women and girl students and at Rs. 1 for other women under the new “Stree Suvidha Scheme.”— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Launch the “Mukhya Mantri Smartphone Yojane” to provide women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families with free smartphones#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/KRte5NnpfN
Organise a Special Industrial Investment Summit for Hyderabad Karnataka region in one of the District Headquarters in the Article 371-J region every 2 years— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
to attract investment into the area#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/WjrVVPBxru
The state assembly elections for Karnataka are set to take place on May 12, with the counting on May 15. As one of the last major bastions of the Congress party, the campaigning ahead of the elections has witnessed a fierce battle between the BJP and Congress.
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