Karnataka State Elections 2023 gathers heat as parties release their Election manifesto with big promises for reforms. The Congress party released its election manifesto on Tuesday where the party highlighted the freebies they would deliver if elected to power along with the pledge to ban the radical Hindu organization Bajrang Dal, whom they equated with the radical Islamic organization, the Popular Front of India (PFI).
Karnataka State Elections 2023 – Desperate Bid to Survive
In Karnataka State Elections 2023, the Congress party, in their desperate bid to regain their lost territory in Karnataka in their struggle for existence and relevance pan India released their election manifesto on Tuesday where they vowed to ban the Hindu radical organization Bajrang Dal in their pursuit towards a hate-free India. Bajrang Dal, aligned with BJP, who are currently in power in the State and Centre has decimated the “Grand Old Party” restricting them to a few states only.
Congress, in their fight for survival and relevance in the country, are desperate to regain their lost ground which led Rahul Gandhi to the countrywide tour. However, the effects of the Yatra is yet to reflect in the poll results and Rahul’s sister Priyanka has also been campaigning aggressively in the State as well, leading to the countrywide general elections in 2024.
According to the party news, “law and Constitution is sacrosanct and cannot be violated by individuals and organizations 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 organizations, says Congress in its manifesto for Karnataka Elections 2023,” the Congress tweeted.
Karnataka State Elections 2023 – Promises galore
Apart from the pledge made by the Congress in Karnataka State Elections 2023 on banning Bajrang Dal, the country also highlighted a few welfare schemes as a part of their poll promise to win over the public. The promises include free electricity for up to 200 units for all State residents along with Rs.2000 as a grant for all women heads of families. For the BPL voters, promises of 10 Kg food grains per month and Rs.3000 for every unemployed graduate are in the offering as well.
The manifesto does imply the bid for the Grand Old Party’s pursuit to regain their lost ground and Karnataka State Elections 2023 also holds relevance as the home state for the Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge. However, it remains to be seen if the promises do translate into votes and seats for the party before the 2024 finale.
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