AAP releases Manifesto Ahead of Delhi Assembly Polls

New Delhi, Jan 31: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its manifesto ahead of Delhi assembly elections, scheduled on Feb 7. The manifesto team led by the party's Aashish Khetan focused on women, youth and rural votes.

Addressing the media, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal questioned why the BJP is not releasing its manifesto for people of Delhi. He attacked his long time associate Kiran Bedi saying; she does not know the problems in Delhi.

He said that the BJP did not deliver on any of its promise. The party has lost the pulse of people in Delhi, he alleged.

Talking about his party's manifesto for the elections, Kejriwal said that his manifesto is for every class of Delhi and the party took four months to prepare this manifesto, which is a result of Delhi dialogue.

He said that the party will work on safety of women, 50% cut in power tariff, revival of anti-graft helpline number in the national capital if they are voted to power. The party has a special plan for unauthorised colonies in Delhi.

The party promised to clean Yamuna River, solve the traffic woes and end the corruption in Delhi. It will fight for full statehood of Delhi. Education, trade and women's safety will be the top focus for the party if it comes to power.

He said that the party will work for the 360 villages in the national capital. He promised that they will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and Swaraj law.

Talking about women's safety, he said that the party will create an environment in Delhi so that women will not feel insecure. "If we can install CCTV camera for US president Barack Obama during his visit, why cannot we do it for our own people?" The party will install 10-15 lakh CCTV cameras for them. Every bus will have a security guard to stop eve-teasing and the internet connectivity will be part of their basic infrastructure. A mobile app will be launched for the safety of the women in Delhi through which a girl can call the police for help if falls in trouble.

If the party comes to power, the telephone lines will be active within a week, the retirement age for the government employees will remain 60 and we will bring housing and free health scheme for them, he promised to people through media.

The 70-point Blueprint will turn Delhi into a global city, he said.