Bengaluru, May 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday released constituency specific manifestos ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. “In a first of its kind initiative, we have released 224 constituency specific manifestos,” the tweet on the official Twitter handle of the party read. “This will greatly help in addressing issues & aspirations of the people at constituency level too,” it further read.Also Read - Kolkata Municipal Polls: BJP Announces List of Candidates For Civic Elections in Kolkata

The 224-Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are all set to go to polls on May 12. The counting of votes is scheduled for May 15. The Karnakata polls is being seen as a prestige battle for the Congress which has fielded Siddaramaiah as its chief ministerial candidate. On the other hand, the BS Yeddyurappa will contest for the CM post from the BJP. The term of current Karnataka Assembly ends on May 28. The campaigning for the Karnataka polls comes to a halt on May 10. Also Read - Tripura Election Result: Ruling BJP Sweeps Tripura Civic Polls; Wins All 51 Seats of Agartala Municipal Corporation

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The separate manifestos for each constituency is based on the local needs, a report claimed earlier. These are made up of the suggestions from the general public which the party has collected through public meetings, SMSes, emails and door to door campaigns in 224-Vidhan Sabha constituencies. The document claims that this is just the first step in the direction of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.

The document titled ‘Namma Kshetrake Namma Vachana’ read, “The election manifesto should not be a mere document which promises people what the political party thinks is right for the people. Unless it reflects what the people really want, it is only a proclaimed democratic document which assumes what the people need.”

Here are the separate manifestos for 224 constituencies

“Change has to begin somewhere. And for the first ever time in the democratic history of India, the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) has reached to the very roots of democracy, to empower democracy itself. We have interacted with over 2 crore people of Karnataka to reflect their voice in the Vision Document for Karnataka, 2018 – which we proudly call the ‘People’s Manifesto,” the document further read.

The high-stake battle for Karnataka is scheduled for May 12. The results of the same will be announced on May 15.