Karnataka Poll: BJP to give free laptop, 25 kg rice at Rs 1

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Jagadish Shettar
Bangalore, April 19: Karnataka is gearing up for its much awaited assembly election which is scheduled to be held on May 5. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, April 19 released its manifesto.

The party promised to provide free laptop, tablet to pre-university level and graduate students, 25 kg rice at Rs 1 for all poor families, uninterrupted electricity for 24X7, pure drinking water and many more.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley along with Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar released the party manifesto. State unit BJP chief Prahllad Joshi, party general secretary HN Ananth Kumar were also present at the venue.

Speaking about the party's image and first ever BJP government in southearn state, Jaitley said, "...we have Governed and completed full term taking up challenges for the cause of people."

"Politically, we have emerged cleaner, stronger and more cohesive," added the Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha.

Some of the promises made by BJP in its manifesto are:

  • A project to teach good and correct English in Kannada medium schools.
  • Spending on education would be increased from 1 per of GDP to 3 per cent.
  • 50 per cent reservation of seats to women in local bodies.
  • Eradication of child labour.
  • Priority for Kannada medium students in higher education and employment.
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet for all schools and colleges.
  • Introduction of Yoga as part of the syllabus in schools and colleges.

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