New Delhi: The Karnataka Cabinet, in its first meeting on Monday, issued an order to implement the five guarantees promised by the Congress in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.
CM Siddaramaiah talking to the mediaperson in Vidhan Sabha said, “Five guarantees were promised in the manifesto and after the first cabinet meeting, the order was issued to implement these five guarantees. All this will take effect after the next government meeting, which will be convened within a week.”
According to the Chief Minister, the estimated cost of implementing the program will be Rs 50,000 crore per year.
The chief minister issued an order to implement the Gruha Lakshmi scheme after the first cabinet meeting of the newly formed government in Karnataka.
The scheme provides financial assistance of Rs 2,000 per month to every woman in Karnataka.
In its manifesto, the old party made five promises:
- Gruha Jyothi: Free electricity up to 200 units
- Gruha Lakshmi: Rs 2,000 per month to the female head of each household
- Anna Bhagya: Free 10 kg rice per head per month to BPL families
- Yuva Nidhi: Rs 3,000 per month for each unemployed graduate and Rs 15,000 per month for each unemployed graduate
- Shakti: Free bus travel for all women across the state
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Recently elected ministers Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar were sworn in at a grand event in Karnataka today. In the public verdict on May 13, the Congress obtained an absolute majority in the General Assembly by obtaining 135 seats.
The votes were cast for the same on May 10. The Congress replaced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dispensation led by senior leader Basavraj Bommai, who took full responsibility for its defeat in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly.