Minister Priyank Kharge tweeted that appropriate legal action will be taken against the Aaj Tak channel and presenters who are deliberately spreading wrong information about Karnataka government schemes.
BJP MPs have started lying like this before. Now the media is deliberately spreading wrong information about government schemes. It is deliberate and malicious and the government will take necessary legal action, he said.
Aaj Tak Journalist Sudhir Chaudhary in his program has spread wrong information about Karnataka Government’s vehicle subsidy program. The Aaj Tak report headlined the report saying that subsidies were given to minorities in Karnataka and not to Hindus.
In the report, the Congress government of Karnataka gives 50% subsidy on purchase of auto rickshaw or taxi only to poor minority community people. In Karnataka, if someone is born in a non-minority community in a majority society, no matter how poor they are, they will not get it. Hindus do not have this plan. No matter how poor they are, no money, they will not get a subsidy. But the report said that 50% subsidy will be given to other minorities like Muslim, Buddhist, Jain under the scheme.
Their report said that this program has benefited only the minority communities in Karnataka. But this is false. The program is also available to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) members, the department’s website said. According to the Karnataka Swavalambi Sarathi Yojana 2023, the scheme will provide Rs 3 lakh subsidy for vehicle purchase to minorities and Rs 4 lakh subsidy to members of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).
Swavalambi Sarathi Yojana has been launched by the Government of Karnataka to help the unemployed youth of the state. The unemployed youth of the state will get 50% to 75% subsidy on the purchase of four wheelers under this programme. Beneficiaries will get this amount through direct deposit into their bank accounts. Online and offline applications are accepted for Swavalambi Sarathi Yojana.