Mangaluru: State Cong releases 10-point charter for coastal region ahead of polls

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jan 22: The Karnataka state Congress has released a 10-point charter for the coastal region ahead of the Assembly elections here at Prajadhwani Yathra event held at Karavali Utsava ground on Sunday, January 22.

Earlier, Congress manifesto committee president G Parameshwara had announced that the party will bring out a separate poll manifesto for the coastal region.

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah said, “Congress will not only make promises but it also knows how to deliver them with adequate release of funds. Congress will include promises that can be fulfilled in the manifesto and we will never make false promises. In 2013, people of Dakshina Kannada had blessed the Congress party when we had made 169 promises out of which 165 of them were fulfilled and another 30 projects were implemented that had not found mention in the poll manifesto. These projects include the ones such as Indira Canteen, loan waiver scheme, vidyasiri and so on. In 2018, BJP had made 600 promises which were illusionary among which 550 of them were not fulfilled.”

He said, “BJP hypnotises people with lies and it is a factory that manufactures lies. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has no courage to speak. BJP is a divisive party that divides people based on religion and caste and it preaches hatred. RSS claims that I am an anti–Hindu and that Godse and Savarkar are the real Hindus while also mentioning that Nehru, Gandhi and Ambedkar were not Hindus. Narendra Modi is one of the biggest liars we ever had as a prime minister, as he spoke about achche din and also said Na Kaunga Na khane dunga. In Karnataka, members of the contractors association have exposed the corrupt government that takes 40% commission to take up works. BJP has turned this country into a laboratory of Hindutva. Nalin Kumar Kateel has said that lets not discuss about development but discuss about love jihad. The Paresh Mesta case was handed over to CBI during my tenure had given a ‘B’ report on the case, later BJP were silent including Ananth Kumar Hegde who is unfit to be even a grama panchayat member."

KPCC president D K Shivakumar said, “we have released the BJP government’s ‘Papada Purana’ which should be shown to people living in all nooks and corners and also reach every doorstep. The promises made by BJP ahead of elections were not fulfilled.  Our main priority is to bring changes among people with our governance and we are confident that we will gain majority by winning 135-140 seats. People have already been cheated for more than four years by the state and the Centre which will not happen when Congress comes back to power.”

AICC general secretary Randeep Sujrewala said, “BJP has turned the coastal belt into a factory of corruption, communalism and commission. It’s now time to answer them. We speak about price rise, but BJP speaks about Hindus and Muslims. We try to connect people but they disconnect people. It’s inevitable that our state needs a Congress government.”

Manifesto committee president Dr G Parameshwara said, “When I look at the crowd, I feel Congress will come back to power in 2023. Congress will bring changes in the state as we are also bringing out a separate poll manifesto for the coastal region.

B K Hariprasad took a jibe at MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and said, “Nalin Kumar is under the clutches of Kalladka Bhat and is a clown. MLA Khader said,” BJP has turned anti-people in the last four years of its governance. Time has come to remove BJP from power.”

Taking a jibe at the double engine government, he said, “double engine fuel is communal fuel where smoke is poisonous and engine is made out of people’s tears and blood."

Former MLA J R Lobo said, “it’s inevitable that Congress should come back to power. BJP takes credit for the projects which were introduced during the Congress tenure.”

Youth Congress leader Mithun Rai said, “we are ready for elections and we need to make this a BJP-free district.

Meanwhile, Ashok Kumar Rai Kodimpady and Social activist M G Hegde joined the Congress party.

Congress leader BK Hariprasad listed out the 10-point charter for the coastal region.

"Development of coastal region will be our first priority. To create employment, investment, tourism and harmonius growth. To achieve this, we wish to constitute a statutory body titled ‘Karavali Development Authority with an annual budget of Rs 2500 crore," said B K Hariprasad.

10-Point charter for coastal region 

 Mangaluru to be next IT and garment industry hub of India creating new paradigm of development along with an aim to create 1 lac jobs in the coastal region

Special focus on Mogaveera

Insurance cover of Rs 10 lac for every fishermen

Interest free loans of Rs 1 lac to fisherwomen

Subsidy up to Rs 25 lac (equivalent to 25% of cost) for buying well equipped fishing boats.

Increase in subsidy on diesel from Rs 10.71 per litre to Rs 25 per litre and increase quantity of 300 litres to 500 litres per day.

Dredging of Malpe fisheries harbour, Gangolli fisheries harbour and Mangaluru fisheries harbour within 6 months of formation of Congress government.

Formation of Shree Narayana Guru development board with an annual outlay of Rs 250 crore.

Formation of Bunt development board with an annual outlay of Rs 250 crore

Restoration and increase in the budget for minority welfare including starting pre matric scholarship for minorities that has been stopped by the Modi government.

Allocation of Rs 50 crore to solve the problems of arecanut growers affected by yellow leaf and such other diseases and to improve marketing and research in this regard.

200 units of electricity free

Rs 2000 to every bank account of woman head of family

Setting up of Shree Swami Vivekananda communal and social harmony committee in every grama panchayat with appropriate grants and plans.

District Congress president Harish Kumar welcomed the gathering

MLC Manjunath Bhandary, former union minister Janardhana Poojary, former MLAs Mohiudeen Bava, Ramanath Rai, Shakuntala Shetty, Abhayachandra Jain, former MLC Ivan D Souza, Congress leaders Kavitha Sanil, Prathibha Kulai, Naveen D Souza,  District Women Congress president Shalet Pinto, former MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake, Congress leaders Roji John, Inayath Ali, NSUI state president Keerthi Ganesh, KPCC vice-president Madhu Bangarappa, corporator Shashidhar Hegde and others were present.


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  • Rakesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Congress ki jai ho..

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Choose between 40% commission or 80% commision ..

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Good to see Mr, Poojari on the stage . Brings back memories of 2014 elections , A tweet going around after Mr, Poojari's 6th consecutive defeat. Haarkar jeethne walon ko baazigar kehethe hain ., Aur baar baar haarnewalon ko Janardha Poojari kehethe hain!

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    The Congress rules 3 States and no where in these states has it given the citizens any freebies nor they could dole out any '10 point charter'. Its status quo in contrast to their manifesto. How will these guys then transform Karnataka to heaven is the biggest question. Sidduncle is not sure of his constituency. DKS has got more cases than anybody and wants to come out of it by being in power. Jannanna has got 6 consecutive routs to his credit . The rest of the leaders on the dais are visible only during elections.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Whatever you do DK is very strong bastion of BJP. Will stay for a decade. Mogaveera and Billavas will never vote for Congress. This time Ullala also difficult. Try elsewhere. You have yo wait and see what PM Modi does! If his Magic works this time too u are gone 😎U people have a slim chance in Karnataka but. Beware of infighting!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    i think yesterdays thotte hangover still not gone down for you..take some lemon will be alright...

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Cool. Wait till 2024. Everything will be over for the Congress bar the Hang! No Hangover nothing. No Totte, No Lemon juice,nothing. Tera kya hoga Kujmaa? Really?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    maine tho mahta ka ghosh kaaya hai sarkar...uska hi gosh ko khaathe...bejthe rahoonga...aapke bhayiyon aur beheno chori chupe khathe hain

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  • Aam Aadmi, Ihaloka

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    End of 40% double engine loot gang soon.

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  • True politician, Kudla

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Good to see our great leader Shri janardan poojary on stage. A true congressman fought elections on congress prinicples. A real poor people’s MP and central minister.. Iron Lady of India late Indira gandhi’s Right hand man....

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  • Moodubelle Rakshit, Moodubelle

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    When and what time Janardhan Poojary's statement change no one awares..when he sees siddaramiyah in front of him. Both are having Aarlu-Marlu. After so many years how Congress remember Janardhana Poojary. These time Congresd are doing there best but baazi will takeover by BJP. Nodoubt of it.

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  • True politician, Kudla

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Write on a paper: Congress will win 128 seats, BJP- 72, rest will go to JDS & others. Mangalore north- congress, mangalore South- BJP, Mangalore City- congress, puttur- congress, Sullia-BJP, Mudabidri- mulki: Congress.

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  • Sheriff, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Not sure about your predictions. But We write, you disappear after elections and resurface with a new id. Thats what happened during CAA protests as well. One faction disappeared after provoking and inciting protests and then hid and couple of days later came back with a new id.

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  • Pankaj, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Only you find as always crowd on stage...mostly of Mudee Tagarugulu which of no more use at present situation. Can able to specify who will be selected for CM's post as more of garshane in between Siddaramiyah and DKshi.

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Want either DKShi or our own BKHprasad as CM candidates. And Ivan for Mangaluru.

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    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    BK and Ivan should win one panchayat election atleast

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  • Sadanand, Kodiabail-Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Real Kujuma...Looks like you are much excited as usual before election and celebrating as of Congress already win success in Coastal Districts as well as in Karnataka. No one oppose on person's dreaming at day time as same boost one's energy required for whole day. Everybody aware how BJP gained more seats than either Congress and JD's in the last election. People voted for BJP whole-heartedly. Inspite of contested from two constituencies Siddaramiyah almost defeated in both is a true fact. Latter on both parties who obtained just 35% formed government keeping away a studious party who scored first class above 65%. Still you people wabts to show your worth sitting many times in exams as cannot compete from one person in general Shri Narendrabhai Modiji who will arrive in the month of February attracting huge crowd. No dombarataa of Congress either yield any results inspite of giving free goodies/bhagyas/jayanthis or conducting any yatras.

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    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    People are generally unhappy with BJPs rule. I feel Congress shall rule Karnataka again and I see D K shivkumar sir as our next CM in Karnataka

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    wow....he can mint more money....40% existing now will become 80%😂

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Three cheers to Congress..hip hip hurray....e sala cup nammade...even if DK and udupi does not vote....congress will come to power in karunadu with sajjige bajil j pigs thurup out..

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    @ kujuma everyone knows the story of EE SALA CUP CUP only CHIPPU

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  • Dr Volga Menezes, Shirva - Udupi

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Coastal Karnataka is the most honest and educated part of India and will stay faithful as hitherto.

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