BANGALORE: On June 11, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will spend the day serving as a "bus conductor," as the Congress government puts into place the "Shakti" scheme that allows women to ride for free in state-owned buses.
Notably, this is the five major poll promises announced by the State Congress government.
Issuance of Tickets to the passengers will be handled by Siddaramaiah as a conductor on Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus route number 43, as per sources information from the Chief Minister's Office.
The bus will commence its journey from the city's Majestic area and end near the Vidhana Soudha. The Chief Minster will not only issue tickets but will also interact with the passengers.
This strategy was developed by the party's core team to reach out to the general public with the most possible mileage and coverage. After assuming the conductor's duty, Siddaramaiah will speak at a public event held at the Vidhana Soudha.
Meanwhile, the scheme to distribute 10 kilograms of free rice to Below Poverty LIne families will be launched from Mysuru on July 1.
On August 15, the 76th Independence Day, the Griha Lakshmi plan, under which women heads would receive a monthly allowance of Rs 2,000, will be launched. The launch of the Griha Jyothi programme, which would give all homes free power, will take place in Kalaburagi, the hometown of AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge.
The Yuva Nidhi scheme, which will begin in Mangaluru city in the Dakshina Kannada district, would provide graduates who graduated this year a 3,000 rupee stipend and diploma holders a 1,500 rupee allowance for two years.
The dates for the implementation of the multiple schemes are yet to be finalised.