The BJP finally released its manifesto on Friday with a host of promises for farmers and the oppressed. There is a heavy dosage of Hindutva in the manifesto and the party made it clear that it would appoint only Hindus as members of temple administration boards.
The BJP had heavily criticised the Siddaramaiah government while accusing it of interfering in the administration of temples. The BJP says that there will be no interference by the government in the administration of temples.
Further, the party has promised to recommend a ban on the Popular Front of India and Karnataka Forum for Dignity. Both these organisations have been behind the killings of several Hindu leaders. The National Investigation Agency too had recently submitted a report to the Home Ministry about the activities of the PFI in particular.
The BJP also promised to set up an office of the National Investigation Agency in Mangalore. This has been a long-standing demand by Hindu activists.
Another interesting point that the BJP made in its manifesto was to bring back the Prevention of Cow Slaughter Bill. This project was disbanded by the Siddaramaiah government which led to immense protests by the BJP.
|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|