Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has criticized the Congress party for making “fake” promises in its bid to regain power in the state after a gap of five years. With assembly elections in the state expected in May this year, the Congress party has promised to give a monthly allowance to unemployed youth in the state.
According to reports, Karnataka Congress has promised to provide a monthly allowance of Rs 3,000 to every unemployed youth with a graduate degree and Rs 1,500 per month to those with a diploma. This announcement was made at the ‘Yuva Kranti Samavesha‘ in Belgaum, which was attended by Congress leaders, including former president Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.
CM Bommai, however, has dismissed the Congress party’s promises, stating that they have a poor track record of fulfilling their promises in other states. He cited the example of Chhattisgarh, where the Congress party promised a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 per household but did not fulfill the promise for four years.
“Rahul Gandhi came here many times. He did Bharat Jodo Yatra, but nothing happened. He also made a bogus announcement a few days ago but nothing will happen,” CM Bommai told the media at his residence in Hubballi.
He further added that the Congress party is trying to fool people by making fake promises, and it is not a guarantee card but only a visiting card with no value.
The Congress party has already announced its first three guarantees, including free electricity for all households, a monthly allowance for every women head of household, and free rice for every member of the family. ‘Yuva Nidhi‘ is the fourth guarantee, which will be provided for a period of two years, according to reports.