Cong to provide house to all homeless if comes back to power

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Mangalore, Jan 19 (UNI) KPCC President, Mallikharjuna Kharge assured that if the Congress party will come to power in Karnataka in the forthcoming Assembly election it would provide housing for those people who needed it in the State.

Addressing a huge gathering 'Congress Janandolana' (Congress Convention) here today, he said that according to 2001 census, there were more than 15,000 people who were in need of a house in the state and if Congress comes to power, the government would form a scheme to provide housing. The party would also re-introduce the scheme of Rs three per kg rice to the poorer sections of the society and provide 20 kg of rice and five kg of wheat per family as against the present ratio of 12 kg of rice, he said.

Criticising the erstwhile BJP-JD(S) coalition Government, he said it reduced the quantum of rice to 12 kg under the unit distribution system. The party would also introduce the scheme of giving Rs 500 as stipend to unemployed youth, which might also be hiked to Rs 1,000, he added.

Mr Kharge demanded that the voters' list should be revised, names of the bogus voters should be deleted and names of the immigrant workers should not be deleted from the voters' list. In the first phase of the inspection itself it was revealed that there were 30,000 bogus voters in the State, he claimed.

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