Bengaluru (PTI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the five 'guarantees' promised by the party before the elections in Karnataka will be implemented within a few hours after the first Cabinet meeting.
He also said the people of Karnataka defeated BJP's "hatred and corruption" in the Assembly elections.
"I had said we don't make false promises. We do what we say. The first cabinet meeting of the new government will take place in one to two hours. In that meeting, all the five 'guarantees' will become a law," Gandhi said after the swearing-in ceremony of Siddaramaiah as Chief Minister.
These guarantees are: 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti), Rs 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi), 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household (Anna Bhagya), Rs 3,000 every month for unemployed graduate youth and Rs 1,500 for unemployed diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years (YuvaNidhi) and free travel for women in public transport buses (Shakti).
Political observers said the promise of 'guarantees' found resonance with the people during the campaigning, particularly women, and played a key role in the stupendous victory of the Congress in the Assembly polls.
Gandhi also said the Congress won the election because it had "truth and the backing of poor people" by its side whereas the BJP had "money, power and police."
"However, the people defeated the BJP, their corruption and hatred in the election. As we had said in our Padayatra, love won and the hatred lost," Gandhi said.
He also expressed his gratitude to the people of Karnataka for their wholehearted support to the Congress.
"We understand the sufferings you underwent in the last five years. Media wrote about why the Congress won the election. Various analyses and various theories were floated. However, the reason for the victory was that the Congress stood by poor, weaker sections and backward communities, Dalits and tribals," he said.
In the May 10 Assembly elections, the Congress ousted the BJP from power, winning 135 seats in the 224-member Assembly. BJP got 66 seats and the Janata Dal (Secular) headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda managed only 19.
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Bengaluru, Jun 10: The High Court of Karnataka passed an interim order of stay on the complaint filed by a woman, alleging among other things, rape, by her husband with whom she lived for only one day.
“If this cannot be a case where the complainant has abused the process of law, prima facie, there cannot be a better illustration,” the high court said while granting the stay on the criminal process against the husband and his family members.
The husband and his family members had approached the high court challenging the complaint filed by the wife and the registration of the case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The two were colleagues at an MNC motorbike showroom in Bengaluru.
They courted each other for four years before marrying on January 27, 2023 in a temple and they got the marriage registered before the Registrar of Marriages in Malleshwaram. The same day, the wife’s birthday was celebrated.
The husband allegedly came to know of the wife’s earlier affair and her being in touch with the other person on WhatsApp.
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An argument broke out the following day, which led to the wife walking out of the matrimonial house on January 29.
“It is averred that she threatened to end the marriage with the first petitioner. From 29.01.2023 to 01.03.2023 close to 32 days there was no interaction between the two, and after 32 days, complainant files a complaint before the jurisdictional police alleging the afore-quoted offences,” the high court noted.
The wife’s police complaint said that she “did not know what happened to her on the date of marriage. She claims she was intoxicated. She further claims that she does not remember having signed anything before the Registrar of Marriages. She further alleges that the petitioners on coming to know of her earlier affair had tortured her. As per the allegations in the complaint, though she was married, because of the aforesaid circumstances, the alleged sexual act between the two after marriage amounts to rape.”
The high court which heard the husband’s and his family members’ petition said, “The complainant having fallen in love, being in a relationship for few years marries the first petitioner, lives for few days and then alleges rape. It does not stop at the first petitioner, but all the members of the family of the first petitioner who were present at the marriage are dragged into the web of crime.”
Granting the interim stay, the high court said, “Therefore, there shall be an interim order of stay of investigation and further proceedings in Crime No.23 of 2023 qua the petitioners, till the disposal of the petition. Accordingly, application stands allowed.”
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