Jan Lokpal Bill, Patriotism lessons among the 28-point Manifesto of AAP

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Ahead of Delhi Legislative Elections in 2020, AAP released a 28-point manifesto comprising of key promises that the party will keep once it forms a government. The manifesto is progressive and is aimed at developing Delhi into an advanced State and empowering the people.

Besides the Jan Lokpal Bill which was passed in Delhi Assembly in 2015 and is pending with the centre, the manifesto named elements like Doorstep Delivery of Ration, Free Pilgrimage for 10 Lakh Adults, Extending Delhi Metro, Yamuna Riverside Development, Developing the Roads, Recruitment of Sanitation workers, Regularization of unauthorized colonies, Compensation to Farmers, etc.

It also promised a strong pursuit of Delhi Swaraj Bill to empower Mohalla Sabhas and the grant of full statehood for Delhi. According to the manifesto, 1 crore compensation is to be offered to the Sanitation workers who die in the job. It also contained the promise of creating a free and fair business environment, upgrade of industrial areas, 24×7 markets, connecting housewives with jobs, Justice for 1984 Riots, and Land Reforms among other things.

On the other hand, a guarantee card containing 10 Kejriwal Guarantees like continuing the Free Power up to 200 units, 24 hour Water Supply/ continuing the 20 KL free water scheme, Quality Education and Holistic Health facilities made available to all, Free bus rides to women which will be extended to students, Reduce pollution, Yamuna Rejuvenation, etc. were released in mid-January.

CM Kejriwal said that the manifesto touches all of the communities and had all the elements to make Delhi a progressive Capital. The opinion polls conducted by various media organizations showed AAP as leading but a reduced vote share than in 2015. BJP’s vote share increased by 1.5 percentage points, but chances are that the difference might make little to no difference in the upcoming Elections.