False hopes and fake promises are a norm that some political parties follow before elections. But, the BJP has mastered the art of ‘Jumlas’ and living up to the name – ‘Bharatiya Jumla Party’, given to it by the opponents.
Whenever there is a by-poll, the BJP candidates come up with the same jumlas. Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy, BJP’s candidate in Munugode, has promised that he will ensure farmers in the constituency receive Rs.3,000 monthly pension from the central government.
The same false promise was made during the Huzurabad by-poll by the BJP’s nominee Eatala Rajender. Eatala, who won the election, is tight-lipped now about the promise of Rs.3,000 pension. For that matter, BJP-ruled states are not even on par with Telangana in terms of social security pensions given to various vulnerable sections in the society.
During the Dubbak by-election campaign, BJP’s Raghunandan Rao promised to provide two oxen and one plough to farmers in the constituency. It has been two years since he won and the promise is just another addition to the long list of BJP jumlas.
Time and again, it is becoming evident that the BJP tries to attract farmers and rural voters with such jumlas only for their electoral gains.