Bengaluru/Mysuru, May 4:- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poll manifesto, unveiled by BJP state president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday has assured several projects to Mysuru if voted to power.
The BJP manifesto released on Friday ahead of the state Assembly elections slated on May 12 clearly shows that BJP has promised to give more prominence to the heritage city of Mysuru.
Days after the Congress party announced its election manifesto which promised few projects to Mysuru; now the BJP has taken its turn by promising to introduce a series of projects and establishment of various centres in the city if the party is elected.
The manifesto clearly sends a message to the political circles in the state that the BJP has not taken Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s home turf ‘Mysuru’ for granted and is trying to gain a strong foothold in the region by assuring a range of projects to the people.
In the manifesto, the BJP has promised to develop K-Hub in Mysuru which acts as the biggest incubators and co-working spaces for start-ups thereby assuring to give a better future for the youngsters.
The BJP with intent to enable direct sale of produce by farmers has promised to construct two ‘Raitha Bandhu Mega-Farmers’ markets in the city.
The manifesto by the BJP has also promised to set up a cyber forensics laboratory in Mysuru and establish fast track courts in Mysuru to hear cases of crimes related to women and children.
With a focus on improving governance, the BJP has also promised to set up a college for Big Data Analytics in Mysuru and also to set up state-of-the-art coconut processing unit.
The manifesto also mentions that the party will build an Institute of Urban Planning and Development in Mysuru to facilitate the skill upgradation of officers in Karnataka and also facilitate the timely completion of the 6-laning of Mysuru-Bengaluru National Highway.
The party has also promised to establish a Karnataka Culture Centre in Mysuru which will house a mega auditorium constructed in the Hoysala style of architecture, a Karnataka museum built in the Chalukyan style of architecture, Pattabhi Jois Centre for Yoga Studies and the Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar Centre of Shastriya Sangeetha.
The BJP in its manifesto has also said that their party if elected would organise the “Ranadheera Kantheerava International Kushti Tournament” in the city during ‘Naada Habba’ Dasara and also organise a mega cultural festival named “Nava Karunadotsava” during Dasara every year to celebrate Karnataka’s literature, performing arts and artisanal traditions.
Besides, the manifesto also mentions about introducing a pilot project a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus services in Mysuru.
The manifesto also promises to build “Sindhura Lakshmana Training Centres” in Mysuru for tribal youth to prepare them to join the BSF, CRPF and police forces. –(KK)