Mangaluru: The Congress party has made history in the country by swiftly implementing the "5 Guarantees" promised during their election campaign within a mere two weeks of assuming power. This remarkable achievement has left the BJP completely shattered, according to former Minister and KPCC Vice-president, Ramanath Rai.

Addressing reporters at the DK District Congress Bhavan in the city, Rai emphasized that no other state in the country has managed to fulfill such guarantees or promises. He proudly asserted that the Congress government is one that delivers on its commitments, and this bold move to implement all promises will forever be etched in the annals of history.

Rai pointed out the BJP's hypocrisy, as they initially criticized the Congress guarantees during the election campaign, only to change their tune and stress the need for immediate implementation after the Congress came to power. With the Congress successfully fulfilling the guarantees in its very first cabinet meeting, the BJP has been left silent and unable to respond, he added.

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It is noteworthy that BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had claimed that offering free provisions would bankrupt the country. Senior Congress leader Janardhan Poojary also faced criticism from the BJP when he proposed loans through the "Sala Mela" (Loan Fair) and objected to the distribution of free rice. Rai highlighted the BJP's inconsistency, pointing out that while they hesitated to waive farmers' loans, they forgave crores of rupees owed by capitalists, an action that will not be forgotten. The BJP had promised to bring back black money stashed abroad within six months and credit Rs 15 lakh to every individual's bank account. However, even after nine years in power at the Centre, the BJP has failed to fulfill these promises. In contrast, the Congress wasted no time in implementing the five guarantees they pledged, even before the ink on the voters' fingers had faded, Rai emphasized.

The press conference was attended by former mayors Shashidhar Hegde and K Sudhakar, Ashraf, Bhaskar Moily, former Deputy Mayor Saleem, Dakshina Kannada District Congress Minority Cell President K.K. Shahul Hameed, T.K. Sudheer, Jayasheela Adyanthaya, CM Mustafa, Appi, Baby Kunder, Chandraprakash Shetty, Prakash Salian, Uday Achar, Suhail Kandak, Prithviraj, Nazir Bajal, Shabbir Siddakatte, and others.

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New Delhi (PTI): Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday condemned the attack on former US President Donald Trump, and said such violence has no place in any democracy and civilised society.

Trump was injured after being shot in the ear during the apparent assassination attempt at an election rally in Pennsylvania after which a male attacker was shot and killed by a member of the Secret Service.

In a post on X, Kharge said, "Deeply appalled by the attack on former US President Donald Trump. I strongly condemn this heinous act."

"Such violence has no place in any Democracy and civilised society. As India stands with the American people, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased," the Congress chief said.

Trump, 78, was hit by a bullet in the upper part of his right ear when the suspected shooter fired multiple shots toward the stage from an elevated position outside of the rally venue in Butler on Saturday, the US Secret Service said.

The attacker killed one spectator at the rally, and two others were critically injured.

Secret Service agents swarmed Trump and ducked behind the podium. Blood could be seen on his right ear of Trump as agents surrounded him and led him off the stage to a waiting vehicle to whisk him away.