Delhi(PTI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its manifesto for the upcoming Delhi polls, unleashing a slew of promises, including the passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill, enhanced security for women and full statehood for the national capital.
The party also reiterated its plans of making Delhi a free Wi-Fi city, installing CCTV cameras in public transport as well as special reservations for senior citizens and the youth.
“Our manifesto is like the Gita to us, like Bible; this is holy for us. We have made special reservations for senior citizens in our manifesto, and also the youth. Environment, women, autowalas, traffic, economy, we have covered all these areas in our manifesto, how to make everything better,” said AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
He also proposed a housing scheme post retirement for government employees and a cashless medical scheme.
“VAT rates will be reduced in the next five years. Land won’t be acquiesced by force, if land will be taken it will be taken with will and on market rate,” added Kejriwal
The former Delhi chief minister also pointed out that only AAP has the political will to lower the prices of electricity.
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“Until there is political will to get electricity to Delhi at low price, it won’t happen. Only AAP has that political will,” he stated.
Taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kejriwal said the party hadn’t fulfilled its past promises and hasn’t even bothered to release a manifesto this time.
“The BJP didn’t see through any promises they made the last time so this time they aren’t even bothering to release a manifesto,” said the AAP chief.
Elections for the 70-seat assembly in Delhi will take place on February 7, with the counting of the votes set for February 10.