On Saturday, Basavaraj Bommai, a former chief minister of Karnataka commented on the state’s recently installed Congress administration. Basavaraj Bommai stated that there is a significant discrepancy between the ruling party’s pronouncements and election pledges while discussing the decisions made by the new administration at its first Cabinet meeting.
The statements made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah following the first Cabinet varied significantly from those made by the Congress administration in terms of their pledges. Many announcements and quick implementation were anticipated, according to the public. On the buses, some of the ladies began to ride for free. After speaking at a news conference here, Bommai told ANI that today’s pronouncements have disappointed the populace.
Earlier, Siddaramaiah, the chief minister of Karnataka, said that the new Cabinet had given the go-ahead to carry out the five promises that the Congress had pledged to provide during the election campaign.
In the manifesto, five assurances were made, and during the first cabinet meeting, the order was given to put those assurances into action. After the first Cabinet meeting in Vidhan Soudha, Siddaramaiah stated that everything will be in effect following the next cabinet meeting, which would be scheduled for within a week.
The five ‘main’ guarantees are 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti); ₹2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi); 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household (Anna Bhagya); ₹3,000 every month for unemployed graduate youth and ₹1,500 for unemployed diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years (Yuva Nidhi) and free travel for women in public transport buses (Uchita Prayana).
Also criticising the previous Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) administration, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah referred to them as “useless.” The previous administration was ineffective. Our fair portion of taxes was not appropriately obtained by them. As recommended by the finance panel, the Centre must grant us 5,495 crores, the official added.
Next week’s Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are designated as the Karnataka Legislative Assembly session days.