“JD(S) manifesto is a religious book”


H D Deve Gowda has equated the manifesto of his party, the Janatha Dal (S) to a Bhagwad Gita, Quran and the Bible.
The Janatha Dal (S) which is hopeful of bettering its position has focused on two crucial points in its manifesto. Farmers and corruption are the two major aspects of its manifesto and the party says that it would be implemented religiously if voted into power.

While assuring to waive off all farmer loans in the state, the JD(S) manifesto also proposes to set up a unit called the Third Eye which would monitor the performance of the government. This is something that the JD(S) proposes to set up to monitor the functioning of the government and give it advise in case it is going wrong somewhere.
Tackling corruption is another issue in the JD(S) manifesto and the party promises that it would act soon in such cases. A maximum of three months would be taken to file a chargesheet in any case of corruption the manifesto states.
Salient features-
Online application for mining leases to ensure transparency
State Urbanisation Commission
Sea World Amusement Park at Karwar
Implementation of Justice Sachar Committee recommendations
English medium from 5th std in govt schools
Citizens’ Council in each department
Annual five per cent ‘staff culling policy’ in each department
Chargesheets in three months in corruption cases

BSY’s manifesto:
Apart from the JD(S) the other party to release its manifesto is B S Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janatha Party.
Monthly pension of Rs 500 to all farmers aged above 65
Loans at one per cent interest rate women
Waive loans up to `one lakh for farmers, weavers and fishermen
Allocation of Rs 2,000 crore for Muslims
Christians would get a budget allocation of Rs 250 crore

Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

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