According to the Congress’ manifesto for Karnataka Elections, voters will receive 200 free power units, free bus transportation for women, allowances for unemployed graduates and diploma holders, 10 kg of free grains for low-income households, and Rs 2,000 per month for families headed by women.
However, after BJP leaders attacked the pledge to outlaw Bajrang Dal, the proposal to outlaw groups like the Bajrang Dal and the Popular Front of India for, “promoting enmity or hatred, whether among majority or minority communities,” overshadowed the promises regarding the economy. The Congress party is dedicated to taking forceful and decisive action against people and groups promoting hatred among groups of people based on their religion or caste if it wins Karnataka Elections.
We think that individuals and groups that promote hatred or prejudice, whether among majority or minority communities, such as Bajrang Dal, PFI, or others, are violating the law and the Constitution. According to the law, we would take decisive action, including banning any such organizations, according to a section of the Congress manifesto that was released by AICC president Mallikarjuna Kharge in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
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Other announcements by Congress for Karnataka Elections:
The party declared it will reinstate a 4% Muslim quota and raise the percentage of reservations for SCs, STs, OBCs, and other groups from 50% to 75% in government positions and educational institutions. According to the Karnataka Elections manifesto, the Congress government will raise reservations for Lingayats, Vokkaligas, and other communities in addition to increasing the SC quota from 15% to 17% and the ST quota from 3% to 7%. According to the statement, Congress would work to get the updated quota policy added to the Constitution’s Ninth Schedule and make public the socioeconomic caste survey carried out by past Congress administrations. According to a 2013 ruling by a Constitution Bench chaired by Chief Justice of India YK Sabharwal, laws added to the Ninth Schedule after April 24, 1973, “shall be open to be challenged.”
In addition to the freebies promised at the most recent campaign rallies, the manifesto makes further pledges. A further 2 subsidy each litre of milk purchased by Nandini, the purchase of cow manure at a cost of 3 per kg, and the establishment of composting facilities in communities have all been promised. Additionally, Congress has pledged to alter the buildings’ floor-to-area ratio. Congress has made several promises for the Karnataka Elections and we will have to see if it keeps up with it.
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