Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of All India Congress Committee (AICC), released Congress’ manifesto or vision document of the party for the Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
The Congress’ manifesto ‘Sarva Janangada Shanthiya Thota’, which means ‘Peaceful garden of all communities’ reiterated five guarantees: Gruha Jyothi, Gruha Lakshmi, Anna Bhagya, Yuva Nidhi & Shakti. “I’m giving 6 guarantee the promises will be implemented in first cabinet meet on 1st day of govt formation,” assured Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.
The party promises to ban Bajrang Dal and other oganisations that spread hatred. “We believe that law and Constitution is sacrosanct and can not be violated by individuals and Organisations like Bajrang Dal, PFI or others promoting enmity or hatred, whether among majority or minority communities. We will take decisive action as per law including imposing a ban on any such organisations,” states its manifesto.
The manifesto adds, “Congress party is committed to increase reservation for SC’s from 15% to 17%, for ST’s 3% to 7%, and restore minority reservation 4% and increase reservations Lingayat’s, Vokkaliggas’s and other communities and to pursue for inclusion in the 9 Schedule of the Constitution.
Here are some promises made in the Congress’ manifesto:
The party also promises to provide 500 litres of tax-free diesel every year for deep sea fishing and to provide Rs 6,000 to all marine fishermen as a lean period allowance during the fishing holiday also to purchase cow dung at Rs3 per kg and establish compost/manure centres in villages involving rural women/Youth.