The ruling BJP on Wednesday released a manifesto for the Urban Local Body (ULB) elections promising comprehensive development of cities and towns in the state.
The manifesto, titled as “Bharavaseya Belaku” (a ray of hope), promises citizen service centres in all towns and cities on the lines of BangaloreOne, upgradation of roads, construction of ring roads, proper supply of drinking water, development of parks, stadiums, better health facilities among others.
The BJP proposes to set up an institution named after its leader late VS Acharya to study and find out solutions to the urban problems. Similarly, dialysis and cardio-care centres will be set up in city corporations in the name of late MR Tanga.
State BJP president KS Eshwarappa, who released the manifesto, expressed confidence that his party would double its tally in the ULBs. Currently the BJP has over 1,400 members in the 208 ULBs that will go to the polls on March 7.
Deputy chief minister R Ashok, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sureshkumar and former CM DV Sadananda Gowda were present on the occasion. Municipal Administration Minister Balachandra Jarakiholi was conspicuous by his absence.