Karnataka assembly elections 2018: Congress releases poll manifesto, calls Karnataka 'the state of many firsts'

In its 'Nava Karnataka Manifesto', the Congress has touched upon various topics like on Agriculture, education, sports and culture, governance, information technology among several others. 

Karnataka assembly elections 2018: Congress releases poll manifesto, calls Karnataka 'the state of many firsts'

MENGALURU: Congress on Friday released the 'Nava Karnataka Manifesto' for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. The manifesto was released by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Mangaluru along with CM Siddaramaiah, KPCC chief Dr G Parameshwara and other senior leaders. The Congress has termed Karnataka as 'the state of many firsts' in its manifesto.

In its manifesto, the party has touched upon topics like on Agriculture, education, sports and culture, governance, information technology among several others. After the release of the 'Nava Karnataka Manifesto', Rahul Gandhi thanked Verappa Moily 'for his effort in going to each district and having meetings with the people of Karnataka.' Taking a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said that the Congress manifesto is "unlike the manifesto of the BJP which will have the hidden interests of the RSS and Reddy brothers."

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The Congress president claimed the Siddaramaiah government had fulfilled 95 per cent of the promises made in the manifesto released ahead of the 2013 polls after coming to power. He also said that while the Prime Minister likes to tell people his "mann ki baat", this manifesto contained the "mann ki baat" of the people of Karnataka.

"The Prime Minister committed that everybody will get Rs 15 lakh in their accounts but not even a single rupee came. He guaranteed a corruption-free India but so many scams have happened under his rule, whether it is Rafael, or Amit Shah's son. He also said that he would ensure that the farmers get the right price for their yield. Narendra Modi and the BJP don`t stand up to what they say," Gandhi said at the event.

Rahul is in Karnataka for the seventh leg of the campaign. Later in the day, the Gandhi scion will address public meetings in Bantwal and Gonikoppal towns in Dakshina Kannada district and in Mysuru's Periyapatna.

Present on the occasion, Siddaramaiah said Karnataka is the top job creating state in India and it has received the maximum investments. 

The voting for the high-pitched elections will be held on May 12 and counting will be held on May 15.