A common feature in the BJP, Congress manifestos are the smartphones
Smartphones have found its way into both the manifestos released by the Congress and BJP. Under this category, the Congress sought to target the students while the BJP promised the same for the women from BPL families.
The Congress in its manifesto said that if voted to power it would provide free smartphones to students in the age group of 18 to 23. The BJP on the other hand said smartphones would be given to women from the BPL families.
The Congress in its manifesto assured free laptops to students of classes 10, 11 and 12. The BJP on the other hand said free laptops would be given to all students enrolling in colleges.
The Congress said in its manifesto that free education would be provided too all in government schools till Class 12. The BJP said that free education would be given to all students till degree except in professional courses.
On the irrigation front, the Congress decided to spend Rs 1.25 lakh crore. The BJP bettered it by Rs 25 lakh and said it would spend Rs 1.50 lakh crore.
The BJP also sought to take Siddaramaiah on the issue of canteens. While Siddaramaiah set up Indira canteens, the BJP says if voted to power it would set up 300 Mukhya Mantri Annapoorna canteens across the state.
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|