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Samajwadi Party dares other political outfits

Sunday 8 February 2004

By Our Staff Correspondent

TUMKUR, FEB. 7: The Karnataka Pradesh Samajwadi Party has challenged other political parties to name a woman as their chief ministerial candidate in the coming Assembly elections.

Releasing the Samajwadi Party’s election manifesto to the press after its two-day State executive meet at the Kumabara Sangh Samudaya Bhavan, near here, on Friday, the party President, Lalitha G. Hegde, said she was her party’s chief ministerial candidate.

She said 33 per cent reservation for women at all levels, waiver of crop loans up to Rs. 10,000, monthly allowance of Rs. 500 to every senior citizen, widow, and unemployed youth, rural weightage in government recruitments, and priority to Indian industries over multi-national companies were the highlights of the manifesto. Ms. Hegde said her party was being revived as people had responded positively to many new political organisations. She claimed the youth was supporting the party as they were angry with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier, the party workers from 10 districts took out a rally from Town Hall Circle here to the venue of the meeting.

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