Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) have left no stone unturned to win the Karnataka Assembly elections, which will be conducted on May 12. While the BJP is banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for spearheading the election campaign, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is leading from the front and addressing several rallies.
Rahul on Friday will conclude the eighth leg of his election campaign in the coastal state by addressing rallies in Kalburgi, Gadag and Haveri districts.
With just a week to go for the elections, political parties are pulling all stops to connect with the voters.
BJP CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and other leaders launched the party manifesto for the assembly elections. Yeddyurappa promised to bring back the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill 2012 if BJP wins the elections.
#12:59 PM: Will support and promote writers, poets and other literary professionals writing in Kannada-BJP
#12:44 PM: We will sign MOUs with other states to offer Kannada as a second/ third language in their schools-BJP
Make Kannada a compulsory non-test introductory subject in all universities to help non Kannada speaking students— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Sign MOUs with other states to offer Kannada as a second/ third language in their schools and as an optional subject in universities#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/4fI9eGVry0
# 12:21 PM: Will set up separate ministry to plan and implement projects to ensure clean drinking water using river and surface water for every household- BJP
#12:13 PM: Will allocate Rs 500 crore for 'Devalaya Punnaruthana Fund' to restore and renovate temples and mathas.
#12:00 PM: Will waive loans taken by weavers within three months of forming the government-BJP
Waiver of loans taken by weavers within three months of forming the government— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Set up development corporations/welfare boards for Tigala, Savita Samaja, Idiga, Billava and Yadava communities.
Celebrate Amarashilpi Jakanachari Jayanti every year.#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/SbP81uv01t
#11:58 AM: Will set up special coaching centres to prepare SC/ST/OBC/BPL students for different entrance exams
Special coaching centres to prepare SC/ST/OBC/BPL students for entrance exams like JEE, CAT, KPSC and UPSC.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
BPL category students seeking higher education to get zero interest rate loans upto Rs 3 Lakh for degree and Rs 5 Lakh for integrated courses.#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/Hs9E3VDOh1
# 11:48 AM: Will allocate Rs 8,500 crore for 'Madara Chennaiah Housing Scheme' to develop modern housing for SC Communities.
Rs 8,500 crore “Madara Chennaiah Housing Scheme” to build modern housing for SC Communities.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Rs 1,000 crore “OBC Fund” to incentivise traditional occupations and ensure welfare of practitioners of traditional professions.#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/uloR8yhtu0
#11:25 AM: We will build Hyderabad Kartaka Industrial Mega Corridor-BJP
Hyderabad K'taka Industrial Mega Corridor will be built from Hosapete to Hyd passing through Koppal, Raichur, Yadgir, Kalaburagi and Bidar— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Commit to “Inclusive Long-Term Vision of Development” in carrying out a “30 District - 30 Hub” mega development plan #BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/vdqNsQT96L
#11:22 AM: Will form KIRTI Aayoga to replace Karnataka Knowledge Commission and state planning Commission- BJP
Set up KIRTI Aayoga (Karnataka Institute for Reformative and Transformative Initiatives) to replace Karnataka Knowledge Commission and state planning Commission.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Strengthen the Sakala Act & expand the scope of the Sakala Act to all Govt services.#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/PBvswa8z95
#11:18 AM: Will form Rs 2,500 cr ‘Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Fund’ to clean and revive the rivers and lakes of Bengaluru- BJP
#11:09 AM: BJP promises to set up Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, which will be on the lines of AIIMS
#11:00 AM- Will provide free sanitary napkins to BPL women & girl students under the new ‘Stree Suvidha Scheme’-BJP
Provide free sanitary napkins to BPL women and girl students and at Rs. 1 for other women under the new “Stree Suvidha Scheme.”— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Launch the “Mukhya Mantri Smartphone Yojane” to provide women from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families with free smartphones#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/KRte5NnpfN
#10: 58 AM: Will form a Special Investigation Cell and employ 1,000 police women to investigate the pending crime cases against women: BJP
Form a Special Investigation Cell, under a woman Police Officer and employing 1,000 police women to investigate all pending crimes against women.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Increase the amount payable at maturity under the Bhagyalakshmi scheme to Rs 2 Lakh. #BJPvachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/mF5ZmzThYA
#10:46 AM: BJP promises to constitute Raitha Bandhu Markey Intervention Fund to support the farmers during price fluctuations.
Rs 5,000 Crore “Raitha Bandhu Market Intervention Fund” to support farmers during price fluctuations.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
“Raitha Bandhu Department”, under CMO, to monitor implementation of all farmer friendly schemes.#BJPVachana4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/AYyDebFPUk
#10:46 AM: BS Yeddyurappa stresses on BJP’s commitment towards farmers welfare
Welfare of farmers has always been our priority. We will allocate Rs 1,50,000 Cr for various irrigation projects in Karnataka and ensure water reaches to every field in the state: BS Yeddyurappa at launch of BJP manifesto for #KarnatakaElections2018 pic.twitter.com/Ee2ZYv3UDF— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2018
#10:27 AM: BJP releases manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly elections