Promises galore in JD(s), KJP manifestos

Promises galore in JD(s), KJP manifestos

Promises galore in JD(s), KJP manifestos

The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) on Saturday released their election manifestos that promised voters a better state if the parties were voted to power in the May 5 Assembly elections.

However, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition Congress are yet to spell out their poll promises.

The JD-S headed by H D Deve Gowda and the KJP led by former BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa came out with colourful booklets.

The JD-S has also released a separate list of promises for Bangaloreans. Gowda claimed
that the manifesto “is like a holy book for him.” He promised to implement all the promises if his party came back to power.

Yeddyurappa on Saturday took credit for every scheme that was launched by the BJP government when he was the chief minister.

The KJP promises read more like a budget document than a manifesto.
He not only outlined the developments that have taken place but also came out with blueprints for each and every department.  Both parties have promised a lot for farmers. At the same time, they have also tried to strike a balance by talking about Bangalore’s development.

JD(Secular)

* Loan waivers for farmers/ weavers/ fishermen
* Rs 65,000 cr for irrigation projects in 5 yrs
* Western Ghats rivers to be diverted to Hassan, Chikkaballapur & Kolar
* Widow & old age pension to be increased to Rs 1,500
* Old age pension Rs 5,000 for 70 yrs; Rs 8,000 for 80 yrs 
* Rs 2,500 pension for phyically challenged
* 35,000 sites in Bangalore to be distributed every year
* Third Eye- a network of cameras to monitor govt functioning

Karnataka Janata Party

* Monthly pension of Rs 500 to all farmers above Rs 65 yrs
* All above 65 yrs in all families who are not IT assesssed to get monthly pension of Rs 500
* Increase installed capacity of electricity  by adding 5000 MW
* Drinking water & toilets in all villages
* Completion of irrigation projects in 5 yrs
* Establishing New Bangalore
* Middle class to get benefits under Sandhya Suraksha & Bhagyalakshmi schemes
* Spl schemes for welfare of youths
* Spl department for welfare of children on the lines of UN Charter

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