“It’s a rejection of divisive politics”: Sonia Gandhi thanks Karnataka people for historic mandate
20 May, 2023 | Srijita Sen
Sonia Gandhi thanked the people of Karnataka for electing the Congress to power in the 2023 Assembly Elections and called the mandate a 'pro-poor, pro-people'.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi thanked the people of Karnataka for electing the Congress to power in the 2023 Assembly Elections and called the mandate a ‘pro-poor, pro-people’ one. Gandhi said, “From my heart, I wish to thank all of you, the people of Karnataka, for giving the Congress party such a historic mandate. This mandate is for the pro-people’s government and for the pro-poor government.”
Calling the mandate a rejection of a politics of divisiveness and a rejection of corruption, Gandhi continued, “I would like to reassure the people of Karnataka that the Congress government which has been sworn in today will stand by its commitment to implement the promises made to them. I am proud that the first Cabinet meeting has already approached the immediate implementation of our five guarantees.”
She concluded, “The Congress party remains committed to the prosperity, peace, and progress of Karnataka. Jai Hind.”
Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the second time CM of the state, whereas DK Shivakumar took oath as the Deputy CM of Karnataka.
Earlier today, Siddaramaiah held his first cabinet meeting and said that they have issued orders to implement the give guarantees promised by Congress before the election.
5 KEY PROMISES BY CONGRESS
200 units of free power to all households under Gruha Jyoti
Rs 2000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family under Gruha Lakshmi
Rs 3000 every month for unemployed graduate youth, Rs 1,500 for unemployed diploma holders for two years
Free travel for women in public transport busses
10 kg free rice to every member of a BPL household.