AAP's Old Wine in New Bottle, Minus Shelf Life

Published: 01st February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2015 07:31 AM   |  A+A-


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NEW DELHI: The AAP on Saturday unveiled its manifesto, which included a slew of populist measures like affordable power tariff, free water, installation of 15 lakh CCTV cameras for women’s safety and slashing VAT.

Though the sops are not in variance with that of 2013, the party has steered clear of setting deadlines for the its implementation. There, however, were a few exceptions such as 15 days for the passage of the anti-corruption Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill.

Party convener Arvind Kejriwal called the manifesto “not just another electoral document, but the party’s Geeta, Bible, Quran and Guru Granth Sahib”, which would be implemented without fail if the party were voted to power.

The 70-point agenda was finalised following a three-month comprehensive dialogue with different sections of the society. “We want people to be proud of calling themselves residents of Delhi, where every class grows equally, irrespective of caste or religion,” he said while releasing the manifesto.

Kejriwal said the erswhile AAP Government headed by him had delivered on key promises during its tenure, which included slashing electricity tariff by 50 per cent, providing  water free of cost to the residents, CAG audit of the private power discoms and putting an end to the harassment of poor people by different government agencies.

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