AAP manifesto release: Delhi election 2015

Delhi Elections: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) unveiled its manifesto nearly at 11:00 AM on Saturday and promised the voters to make the capital better and safe. At releasing venue, Arvind Kejriwal, AAP chief said that the party kept its promises during its 49-day government and will keep all its promises.

He attracted the crowd by his statement, “We want Delhi to be a safe and peaceful city, in which all classes of people progress equally.” He further said that the manifesto is like a holy book for him and his party members, “we had spent over four months in creating it after consultation with experts.”

One of the main features of the 70-point manifesto was the Delhi Jan Lokpal bill to which former Delhi chief minister promised to pass after coming into power. In addition, the manifesto also addresses the problems related to each sector and section of the capital including people from rich to poor, government employees to self-employed, school going children to senior citizens, etc.. He also promised in the manifesto that home guards will be deployed in the local buses.

“We will make Wi-Fi freely available in public spaces across Delhi. Citywide Wi-Fi cn help in bridging digital divide. AAP will work towards its connectivity to police, nearest PCR van, relatives and volunteer community with SOS button,” Kejriwal said.

Main points:

  • Swaraj Law will be passed
  • Free WiFi in the capital
  • Statehood in Delhi
  • Fast track courts will be constructed
  • Free 20 L of water each day
  • Free education up to 12th standard
  • Guaranteed education loan for poor students
  • 24-hour electricity on half rate
  • 20 new colleges will be inaugurated
  • Delhi as an employee hub
  • Solar energy enabled city
  • New stadiums will be constructed
  • Free helpline in a week
  • Yamuna will be cleaned
  • More facilities in government hospitals
  • Tax rates will be reduced

Attacking Bhartiya Janta Party, the former chief minister said that the party at the center has not kept any promises and he also slammed their chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for launching a blooper every day.

The AAP manifesto is released at a time when, instead of releasing a proper manifesto BJP had been coming up with a “vision document”.

Kejriwal said with the confidence,  “We will win the elections with the majority and promise the Delhi citizens that they will get a corruption free environment. Beside this, we have much more for farmers and auto rickshaw drivers.”

Moreover, the party promises to create 8 lakh new jobs, install 30,000 beds in hospitals and CCTVs in public areas in the Capital City. AAP claims that the party executives interacted with professionals, housewives, students, youth, women, people from villages, industrialists, people from JJ clusters and from unauthorised colonies to identify issues and in turn to come up with solutions.

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