Author: Arvind Singh.
As usual, the BJP is seeking votes in the name of PM Modi. They are promoting his “clean” governance, as opposed to Siddaramaiah’s “corrupt” regime in Karnataka.
As Further, the BJP state president Yeddyurappa is trying to win over farmers. He had made several promises to the farmers.On a November-January road show, he promised Rs. 1Lcr investment in irrigation projects and an Rs. 10,000cr fund for distressed farmers of Karnataka.
Under its Hindutva imprint lies the Visits to the temples and “martyred” BJP-workers’ families.
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On the other hand, Congress has been stressing on Siddaramaiah’s development and governance in the state with the hits like pro-poor “Bhagya” schemes and “Indira canteens”.
Further, the Congress has been trying to learn from its past mistakes, now the prominence is being given to the state leaders and to local cadre rather than relying on the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
But, in according to a line with his Gujarat campaign, Rahul Gandhi continues his temple yatras for appeasing the Hindu majority population.
The BJP is known for its grassroots-level planning, right from the booth-level micromanagement to the publicizing party’s initiatives on WhatsApp groups.
While the Congress is also using these tricks. It has also divided the state into four zones, Hyderabad-Karnataka, Bombay-Karnataka, Mysore and Bangalore regions, for “efficient canvassing” during elections.
The ministers of each state have been assigned different constituencies for the better management.
Their communication, social media, R&D departments have been instructed to tap local resources for better results in elections.
Whereas since 1985, Karnataka has followed up the two patterns: it has voted for different parties at Centre and state and it hasn’t re-elected any incumbent government in its state.