Karnataka Assembly Polls: BJP launches manifesto, promises UCC, Nandini milk among other ‘freebies’


New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Monday launched his ‘Praja Dhwani’ manifesto for the Karnataka assembly polls in Bengaluru, which includes the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state.

In its manifesto, the ruling party said it would form a high-level committee on the implementation of the UCC. Based on the committee’s recommendations, the party builds its further strategy on this.

The saffron party mentioned that it will introduce National Register of Citizens (NRC) in ‘Praja Dhwani’.

Apart from this, the BJP has promised to improve the “ease of living” in the big city of Bengaluru, where renting apartments is an uphill battle.

The party will form an advisory committee on the welfare of Karnataka residents to reform the Karnataka Housing Act, 1972 and modernize the grievance redressal mechanism.

Free cooking gas cylinders

BJP has announced to provide 2 free cooking gas cylinders to every Below Poverty Line (BPL) family every year; One each in the months of Yugadi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Deepavali.

It launches the ‘Poshana’ programme, under which every BPL household is provided with half a liter of Nandini milk and 5 kilograms of Shri Anna – siri dhanya every day through monthly ration kits.

The manifesto was not formulated while sitting in an air-conditioned room: Nadda

While sharing the party’s vision for a poll-bound Karnataka, the BJP national president said the manifesto was created after visiting every corner of the state.

“Karnataka’s manifesto was not formulated sitting in an AC hall, but a proper exercise was done; It took a lot of work and perseverance by our workers visiting every corner of the state before this came about,” said the BJP leader.

“We are developing Bengaluru for the next generation by designating it as a ‘State Capital Region’ and implementing a comprehensive technology-led urban development program with a focus on enabling ease of living, connected transport networks and ecosystems to make Bengaluru a global hub let’s do it. Digital innovation,” he added.

Attack on Congress

The BJP chief accused the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government of exploiting the state’s resources and letting criminal elements run “rampant”.

Karnataka Assembly Polls 2023

Elections in Karnataka are scheduled to be held in a phase on May 10. In the meantime, the results will be announced on May 13.

With 224 seats, Karnataka has the seventh largest legislative assembly strength. The majority in 112.

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