In a bid to woo the people of Old Mysuru Region in the runup to assembly elections in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday announced construction of Ayodhya-like Ram Mandir in Ramanagara.
He made this announcement while presenting the last budget of the BJP government for fiscal 2023-24 in the state legislature assembly here.
This also comes in the wake of Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan talking about the construction of Ram Mandir earlier this year.
Bommai stated Rs 1,000 crore has been earmarked for the development, renovations of temples and mutts in the state in next two years.
In addition to this, Bommai announced an increase in the limit of interest-free short-term loans given to farmers from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh from the coming financial year.
He said Rs 500 crore has been earmarked for setting up a new medical college in Chitradurga and building a hospital with a 500-bed capacity at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru.
Bommai also said Rs 1,000 crore will be released to commence works on Kalasa-Bandoora Nala Thiruvu Yojana and added that Shrama Shakthi’s scheme will be launched to provide an aid of Rs 500 per head per month to landless women farm labourers.
Karnataka is scheduled to go to Assembly polls this year as the term of the 224-member legislative assembly ends on May 24. Last assembly elections were held in May.