With the Delhi Elections just around the corner, the leading parties contesting this election i.e. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Congress have come up with their own manifestos. Manifestos are agendas and issues on which parties are fighting for a slice of the Delhi citizens’ votes.
We will give you a quick run down of the manifestos of each parties. Hope this helps you to make an informed choice of the party of your choice.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
- 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply with first 200 free units for every household.
- 24×7 supply of fresh piped water with existing scheme of 20,000 litres of free water to each household continue.
- Establish 24×7 markets on a pilot basis in key commercial areas.
- Fresh appointment of safai karamcharis (sanitation staff) in the city and Rs. 1 crore compensation to families of safai karamcharis who died while performing their duty.
- Plantation of over 2 crore trees for a greener Delhi
- Public transportation to be enhanced with 11,000 buses and over 500 kms of metro connectivity. Free bus rides for women to continue along with inclusion of students.
- Door-step delivery of ration to ensure food security for all.
- Religious pilgrimage Teerth yatra for 10 lakhs senior citizens of Delhi over the next five years.
- Passage of Jan Lokpal Bill and Delhi Swaraj Billl with support from central government.
- Introduction of spoken English and personality development courses for the youth to enable them in getting jobs.
- Introduction of Deshbhakti curriculum in Delhi government schools after the popularity and success of Happiness and Entrepreneurship curriculum in the past.
- Protection for traders not allowing inspection/closure of business units by means of raids and sealing. Also, adequate funds will be provided to upgrade existing infrastructure facilities in commercial areas.
- Amending certain sections of Delhi Land Reforms to give more rights to farmers on their use of land as per their wishes.
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
- Housing and Proprietary rights for all by 2022 – Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to be implemented in Delhi, committed to provide pucca housing to all by 2022 in Delhi.
- Converting ten lakh merchant shops and offices from ‘lease hold’ to ‘freehold’ properties.
- Simplifying necessary permission for the functioning of 30 lakh domestic industries in the state.
- Clean drinking water from every household tap by 2024 and making Delhi tanker-free by then.
- Inauguratation of a new “Samriddhi Delhi Infrastructure Scheme” with a provision of Rs 1000 crore for revamping civic infrastructures in the city.
- Financial support package of Rs. 2,00,000/- for underprivileged families blessed with two girls at the age of 21.
- Under “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” scheme, free bicycles or scooters for girls studying in schools and colleges.
- Special gift of Rs. 51,000/- on the marriage of the daughter of poor widow women.
- Employment opportunities for at least 10 lakh unemployed youth over the next 5-year period.
- Poor families to get wheat flour at the rate of Rs. 2 per kg.
- Formation of Delhi Yamuna Development Board to ensure the clean and Yamuna and to develop the areas around it. Yamuna festival to be celebrated on a large scale every year to highlight the religious significance of Yamuna river.
- Farmers of Delhi to be given Rs. 6,000/- in the Samman Nidhi account.
- 200 new schools and 10 new big colleges to be opened in Delhi.
- An unemployment allowance of Rs 5,000 for graduates and Rs 7,500 for post-graduates will be provided monthly under the ‘Yuva Swabhiman Yojna’
- Opening of 100 Indira Canteens in the city to give subsidised meals at Rs 15 for the needy.
- Spending 25 per cent of budget each year on fighting pollution and improving transport facilities.
- Free electricity up to 300 units per month for every household in Delhi.
- The Congress will also challenge the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Supreme Court and demand the Centre to withdraw the law.
- Launch of flagship cashback schemes for power and water supply to benefit consumers saving these resources.
- Launch Sheila Pension Yojna under which Rs 5,000 per month will be provided to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and transgender.
- Opening of a ‘Yaari Startup Incubation Fund’ of Rs 5,000 crore to incentivise entrepreneurs.
- Procurement of 15,000 electric buses to make Delhi India’s first electric vehicle city via DEVI-‘Delhi Electric Vehicles Initiative’.
- Delhi Metro fares tol be subsidised for women, students and senior citizens. For students, a subsidy of Rs 300 per month will be given through direct benefit transfer.
- For women empowerment and safety, revival of ‘Ladli’ scheme, free education to girls up to PhD and free health check-up for women.
- Promise of a 350- square flat for residents of JJ clusters, renewal of TransYamuna Development Board and creation of a Resettlement Colonies Development Board and Shahjahanabad Development Board. These boards will be provided Rs 1,000 crore annually for smooth functioning.