Mangaluru, Feb 12, 2016 : The BJP manifesto for the forthcoming Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat elections, was released by Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel at the party office on February 11, Thursday.
Speaking to media men on the occasion, Nalin accused the Congress government of not standing by the farmers as far as rights over Kumki lands were concerned. The government has also failed to provide support price for crops, he said and added several farmers have ended their lives during the past three year rule of the Congress government.
He said the BJP was fighting the Panchayat elections, by placing before the electorate the development initiatives of the erstwhile Yeddyurappa government .
He also claimed that that the electorate was showing a positive response towards the BJP in the district. The failure to check crime in the district which has witnessed 22 murders in a span of a month, the delay in implementation of Kasturi Rangan Report will all be detrimental to the Congress, he predicted.
The BJP manifesto assures implementation of crop insurance scheme of the Union Government in the taluk panchayats, providing support price when yield is low, construction of dams to increase ground water level, upgradation of rural roads among other things.
District BJP President Pratap Simha Nayak, former MLC Monappa Bhandary others were present .