Implementation of five poll guarantees: CM chairs marathon meeting with top Officials, Cabinet
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Implementation of five poll guarantees: CM chairs marathon meeting with top Officials, Cabinet

June 2, 2023

Will he or will he not? – All eyes on Siddharamaiah as he walks the tightrope

Bengaluru: All eyes are set on the Karnataka Cabinet meeting that began this noon chaired by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah where a decision will be taken on implementing the five guarantees promised by the ruling Congress during the Assembly elections in May.

During the election campaign, Congress leader and former Party President Rahul Gandhi had said these schemes will be implemented on the day the Government took over.

However, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, after assuming power on May 20, said the Government has agreed in principle to implement the guarantees and sought time till the second Cabinet meeting (today).

The Cabinet meeting began at around 11.30 am and was still under progress when we went to press. On their part, the Opposition BJP is also waiting with bated breath to see how the Congress implements these guarantees, which according to them, will push the State towards bankruptcy.

Before this noon’s Cabinet meeting, the CM has been calling marathon meetings with various Department Officials and senior Secretaries since the last two days. Even this morning, a detailed meeting with officers, Chief Secretary and Secretaries was held to discuss the details and financial implications that were looked into.

The CM apparently told the Officers that whatever the financial implications may be, the Government has to fulfil the five guarantee schemes or else, the issue will hit the party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Officers have been told to manage the finances till the LS elections and take a call on promises later, sources added.

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The five ‘main’ guarantees promised by the party in its poll manifesto are — 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti); Rs. 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); Rs. 3,000 every month for unemployed graduate youth and Rs. 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 (Shakti).

Kempanna meets CM Siddharamaiah

Meanwhile, the members of Karnataka State Contractors Association, who made the ‘40 percent commission’ allegation against the previous BJP Government, also met CM Siddharamaiah in Bengaluru this morning, under the leadership of Association’s President D. Kempanna. Sources are, however, tight-lipped about what transpired at the meeting.

Notably, ‘40 percent commission’ charges was one of the striking issues in the recently held Assembly polls which many experts believe dented BJP’s campaign. The BJP has already accused Siddharamaiah of instigating Kempanna to launch the ‘40 percent’ campaign without having any basis.

Highly placed sources told Star of Mysore that the Government may immediately implement only three of the five poll guarantees — 200 units of free power, 10kg of rice per person in a Below Poverty Line (BPL) family and free travel for women in State-run buses.

The other two promises — Rs. 2,000 per month for woman head of the family and Rs. 3,000 for unemployed graduates — may be fulfilled only post the State Budget session. The immediate plan may give ammunition to the BJP that may protest over ‘betrayal of promise’. The BJP has said that it will take to the streets if the Government fails to fulfil the promises without any conditions.

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Implementation of five poll guarantees: CM chairs marathon meeting with top Officials, Cabinet”

  1. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Mre leakage of crores diverted by corrupt officilas to their pockets. This is India after 75 years of independence. Jai Hind!

  2. John Joseph says:

    Robbert Vadra is in Karnataka to survey lands… Together with Kottayam George (embassy tech park group) several lake beds of Bengaluru will be usurped…
    Already Karnataka govt have hike guidance value by 15% to help his real estate business.
    Mysore is definitely going to be improved. Only question is, can you save your hard earned property!

  3. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    @John Joseph
    Are you the same idiot who calls himself “John” and whose posts are normally full of English mistakes?
    Your brain is really dead to post this nonsense as a reply to this piece on Siddaramaiah meeting to plan the delivery of the Congress guarantees.
    What your mistakes-ridden sentences say are in no way related as a reply to the substance of this news piece.
    Go back to school, to learn better.

  4. John Joseph says:

    Captain DumbAss, what mistakes did you find in my comments? Which elementary school did you drop out from? Many news papers reported about Robber-T Vadra surveyed the land in Mysore and Bangalore. He is a land grabbing expert who is known to have grabbed land from defense quarters in New Delhi and Hariyaana using government loans during the UPA rule. Now that his government is in power in karnataka he is unstoppable.
    JackAss like you need to understand a brain transplant to understand the current state of affairs. Don’t try to comment on things that you can’t understand. That hurts your head. Just stick to your pickpocket business. May be if there is a next birth as a human you may pray God from some brain

  5. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    Hey Bum John Joseph
    For a start , his name is Robert Vadra. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Vadra.
    You are an ignorant sod who does not know how to get names right, because, your brain is very small.
    You sound like an IT techie coolie, who is doing your mundane program coding as you are asked to do, may be in the US, where you are paid less.
    You cannot write a sentence without repeating words. For exampole, your sentence: “you need to understand a brain transplant to understand ”
    What kind of English sentence is that? I would say, ” understand a brain transplant to realise”. You see, I went to a good elementary school, a good high school, and excellent universities in the US, and England , and used IT techie coolies like to do the brainless work of program coding.
    You are just a dimwitted scoundrel, who posts reply to a news piece which does not relate to the topic.
    Get your education right before you venture to post.

  6. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    Hey Bum John Joseph
    For a start , his name is Robert Vadra. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Vadra.
    You are an ignorant sod who does not know how to get names right, because, your brain is very small.
    You sound like an IT techie coolie, who is doing your mundane program coding as you are asked to do, may be in the US, where you are paid less.
    You cannot write a sentence without repeating words. For exampole, your sentence: “you need to understand a brain transplant to understand ”
    What kind of English sentence is that? I would say, ” understand a brain transplant to realise”. You see, I went to a good elementary school, a good high school, and excellent universities in the US, and England , and used IT techie coolies like to do the brainless work of program coding.
    You are just a dimwitted scoundrel, who posts reply to a news piece which does not relate to the topic.
    Get your education right before you venture to post.

  7. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    Hey Bum John Joseph
    For a start , his name is Robert Vadra. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Vadra.
    You are an ignorant sod who does not know how to get names right, because, your brain is very small.
    You sound like an IT techie coolie, who is doing your mundane program coding as you are asked to do, may be in the US, where you are paid less.
    You cannot write a sentence without repeating words. For exampole, your sentence: “you need to understand a brain transplant to understand ”
    What kind of English sentence is that? I would say, ” understand a brain transplant to realise”. You see, I went to a good elementary school, a good high school, and excellent universities in the US, and England , and used IT techie coolies like you to do the brainless work of program coding.
    You are just a dimwitted scoundrel, who posts reply to a news piece which does not relate to the topic.
    Get your education right before you venture to post.

  8. Never Presto Questo says:

    I read with amusement this guy, @ John Joseph, getting his English usage wrong posting earlier under the name of ” John”, and now under the new name of” John Joseph”, getting the English usage wrong again!
    His brain cells are so few that he adds just ” Joseph” to his original moniker-idiotic thing to do, and spell the names of Robert Vadra wrong.
    Hello@John Joseph, all you know is abuse, because, you have had rotten education, hence, your English is pathetic, and your thinking is filthy.
    You are just a miserable creep! Just shut up!!

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