The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Delhi Assembly polls.
Released by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, it emphasises on quality education, health, clean water and 24-hour electricity in the national capital.
Sisosia called the manifesto a “28-point guarantee card”, it promises doorstep delivery of ration, free pilgrimage to 10 lakh senior citizens and Rs 1 crore compensation to kin of a ‘safai karamchari‘ if he dies on duty.
The party said its vision is to make every family prosperous and it will continue to work for full statehood to Delhi.
The manifesto also included a plan to run pilot project to allow markets to open 24 hours if reelected. As per the manifesto, ‘deshbhakti’ will be added to the curriculum and spoken English classes will be conducted for the youth.
Manish Sisodia also said that AAP will continue its efforts for the passage of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill if it comes to power on February 11. The Deputy CM said the vision behind the manifesto document is to empower the youth, women and common man.
The party also promises to develop Yamuna riverside and widen the Delhi metro network.
Other AAP leaders present at the manifesto launch were Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Gopal Rai, Sanjay Singh, Jasmine Shah and Dr Ajoy Kumar.
“In the last five years, our government has given relief to the people of Delhi in many areas. Our vision is to take Delhi to the next level in the next five years. We want the people of Delhi and the country to be proud of the city. We have prepared this manifesto keeping that in mind. We cannot do this alone but need the support of the 2 crore residents of Delhi, the central government. This manifesto has something for everyone,” Kejriwal said at the launch of the manifesto.
AAP had dropped 15 sitting MLAs from its list of candidates for the upcoming elections.
In 2015 Delhi assembly elections, the AAP had won 67 of the 70 seats, while the BJP won just three.