Karnataka Congress on Friday announced its third ‘guarantee’ ahead of Assembly elections, promising 10 kg of free rice per month for Below Poverty Line (BPL) cardholders ahead of assembly elections in Karnataka.
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar said that if the party is voted to power, it would provide 10 kg rice for every Below Poverty Line (BPL) cardholder per month.
“BJP had reduced the quantity of rice by 2 kg for the poor. I had raised the issue in the Assembly. This scheme had helped poor people during COVID times. During our praja dhwani yatre, several people had asked about this scheme, so we have decided to give 10 kg free rice to poor people,” Siddaramaiah said earlier.
Assembly elections are due in Karnataka by May and both the ruling BJP and its rival Congress are keen to win the polls. Tha party claimed that these schemes will help Kannadigas fight the inflation in the state and save up for essentials such as food, education for children, and healthcare.
In January, the state unit of Congress announced the ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ scheme for the women of Karnataka. Under this scheme each housewife in the state is promised Rs. 2,000 per month if the party is voted to power. The party also promised to provide every household in the state with 200 units of free electricity, every month after forming the government. The announcement was made in the presence of senior leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was in the state for the party’s ‘Na Nayaki’ event at Bengaluru.