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Karnataka Polls: BJP’s ambitious promise of one million housing plots

In a bid to woo voters ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made a slew of promises, including the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the distribution of Nandini Milk, canteens, and the provision of one million housing plots.

The BJP released its manifesto for the Karnataka assembly elections on Sunday, promising to prioritize the welfare of farmers, women, and the youth. The party promised to provide free education for girls from primary school to college and to allocate 1% of the state’s GDP for the welfare of farmers.

The BJP also promised to implement the UCC, a long-standing demand of the party’s right-wing supporters. The UCC is a proposal to create a single set of laws for all citizens of India, regardless of their religion, and has been a contentious issue for several years. The BJP’s manifesto also includes a promise to implement the NRC in Karnataka, a move that has been criticized by opposition parties for its potential to exclude legitimate citizens from the state.

The BJP’s manifesto also includes a promise to provide Nandini Milk, a popular brand in the state, at subsidized rates to the poor. The party has also promised to establish canteens in every city and town in Karnataka, modeled after the highly successful Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu.

The BJP’s most ambitious promise, however, is the provision of one million housing plots in the state. The party has promised to distribute these plots to poor and middle-class families at affordable rates, with the aim of making every citizen a homeowner.

The BJP’s manifesto has been met with mixed reactions from political analysts and the public. While some have praised the party’s focus on welfare measures, others have criticized the party for its divisive promises, such as the implementation of the UCC and the NRC.

The Karnataka assembly elections are scheduled to take place on May 12, with results expected to be announced on May 15. The BJP, which is currently in power in the state, is hoping to retain power, while the Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular) are hoping to make a comeback.

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