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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Agra: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her neighbour for buying a packet of chips in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. The police on Tuesday night recovered the body at the residence of the accused, which was kept in a sack for disposal, reports Times Of India.

According to police, the girl went missing on Tuesday morning from her Aligarh colony. Her family later in the evening filed a missing report at Nagar Kotwali police station. With the help of CCTV camera footage that led them to her neighbour's house, the police found her body. The accused was arrested and his two brothers were detained.

"During probe, one of the accused confessed to the crime. He said he had sent the girl to buy paan masala for Rs 20, but she returned with a packet of chips. When he scolded her, she misbehaved with him and he killed her. We're awaiting the autopsy report to take further action," SP (city) Mrigank Shekhar Pathak said.