BJP terms Congress Manifesto as cheap rate politics

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Bangalore, Apr 10: BJP today termed the Congress Manifesto released yesterday as 'Cheap rate' Politics played to woo the voters.

BJP Manifesto Committee Chairman V S Acharya, talking at a press conference here said that offering Colour TV sets to all BPL card holders and supplying rice at Rs two to the poor was nothing but playing 'Cheap rate' politics.

"The Congress had never fulfilled its election promises in the past and it had hurried in releasing the Manifesto as it was afraid of BJP winning the elections", he added.

Claiming that BJP was interested in providing a long term benefit to the people, Mr Acharya said that if the party was voted to power it would extend the four per cent interest crop loan through Nationalised Banks also. The Government would reimburse the difference of interest rate to the Banks. The Scheme introduced during JD(S)-BJP coalition government is available through Cooperative institutions.

"This is our long-term welfare measure for the farmers in the state and it has been included in our party manifesto besides providing of free power to farmers which would be announced in the next few days," he added.

He said that BJP would release its Election Manifesto within next two days.

Mr Acharya criticised JD (S) National President H D Devegowda for practising 'blackmail politics' in the event of a hung assembly.

UNI

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