In a major cabinet decision by CM Siddaramaiah, the Congress government in Karnataka has decided to fulfill it’s poll promise once it comes to power – 5 Guarantees .
Briefing the media CM Siddaramaiah quoted by ANI he said , We discussed all five promises thoroughly. We have decided that all five guarantees will be implemented in the present financial year.
The five ‘main’ guarantees promised by the party in its poll manifesto are — 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti); Rs 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi); 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household (Anna Bhagya); Rs 3,000 every month for unemployed graduate youth and Rs 1,500 for unemployed diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years (Yuva Nidhi) and free travel for women in public transport buses (Uchita Prayana).
The members of Karnataka State Contractors Association who made the ’40 per cent corruption’ allegations against the previous BJP government in the state, also met CM Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru, under the leadership of the Association’s president D Kempanna.
Siddaramaiah further stated , At the time of the election and before that, we announced 5 guarantees. Our (Karnataka) president DK Shivakumar and I signed the guarantee cards and promised that we will implement all promises and make sure they reach people. We also distributed guarantee cards.