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Karnataka Assembly election 2018 BJP manifesto highlights: From free smartphones to cow protection, here are top 10

May 05, 2018, 01:22 PM IST

Karnataka Assembly election 2018 BJP manifesto highlights: As Karnataka election nears, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto and made a huge number of promises to entice the public. The BJP manifesto was unveiled by Karnataka BJP president and its chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa. The Karnataka polls for 223 seats of the 224-member Assembly will be held on 2 May 2018. Counting of votes will be taken up on May 15, 2018. Here are the top 10 promises: 

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1. Rs 1.5 lakh crore will be spent on irrigation projects and farm loans of up to Rs 1 lakh will be waived.

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2. Rs 5,000 crore 'Raitha Bandhu Market Intervention Fund' would be launched to cushion farmers against the effects of price fluctuations.

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3. Rs 25,000 and 3 gm of gold will be provided to brides of families living Below Poverty Line (BPL) at the time of marriage under the 'Vivaha Mangala' scheme.

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4. Sanitary napkins for BPL women would be provided at Re 1 under the 'Stree Suvidha' Scheme.

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5. 300 'Mukhya Mantri Annapoorna Canteens' would be opened to provide meals at affordable rates.

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6. There will be a 24x7 anti-corruption helpline directly under the chief minister's office to enable people to report instances of corruption.

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7. A Karnataka Whistleblower Act to protect those exposing corruption would be enacted.

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8. The "Gau Seva Ayog", that was scrapped by the Congress government, will be revived. The BJP government, if voted to power, would launch 'Gobar-dhana Yojane' to help farmers monetise cow dung.

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9. 'Mukhya Mantri Laptop Yojane' would be launched under which every student enrolling in a college will be given a laptop free of cost.

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10. Women of BPL families will get free smart phones under 'Mukhyamantri Smart Phone Yojane'.