Salient features of Aam Aadmi Party manifesto

By on November 20, 2013

The Aam Aadmi Party has released it manifesto for Delhi. AAP manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’  promises introduction of ‘Swaraj’ (self rule) to decentralise power in the national capital. The AAP manifesto promises  ‘Aam Aadmi’  Jan Lokpal, cheaper electricity, regular supply of water, build public toilets and affordable housing.

Salient features of the manifesto

1. Jan Lokpal Bill will be enacted in the capital within 15 days if voted to power. The party said the Lokpal will have powers to investigate all public servants and it will be given financial, administrative and investigative independence. Cases against Ministers, MLAs and Secretaries would be completed in six months to one year. Those found guilty of corruption would be removed from their jobs, sent to jail and their property confiscated.

2.  Mohalla sabhas will be given some funds every year, and the people will decide what they want for their areas. Decisions wil not be taken by MLAs or officials. Demand for full statehood to Delhi, so that MCD, DDA and Delhi Police are directly controlled by the Delhi government.

3.  Reduction of consumer’s electricity expenditure by 50%.  Regular audit of discoms, rectifying inflated bills and getting electricity bills checked by independent agencies will be done. Licences would be cancelled of any discoms that refuse the audit .Also, discoms will be brought under RTI act.

4.  Households using up to 700 litres of water (per day) would be given free water.  AAP will bring transparency in the water supply in Delhi. No contractual employment will be allowed. All contractual employees will be regularised

5.  At present, Delhi Police is under the jurisdiction of the union government. As per manifesto, the control of the police will be  brought under the Delhi government.

6.  Party has also promised to bring justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

7.  AAP will build 2 lakh community and public toilets in Delhi. AAP is committed to connecting all households to the sewage network, irrespective of whether they are in slums or unauthorised colonies. Small, decentralised sewage plants would be built, which would be managed by Mohalla Sabhas.

8.  AAP ensures safety of women, children and senior citizens, special citizens’ forces will be made. AAP will ensure proper street lighting and security provision on all public spaces.

9.  The AAP’s manifesto said it would not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail if voted to power. The party promised to simplify the value added tax (VAT) structure in Delhi to ease tax compliance for traders.

10. Rehabilitation of people living in slums – flats/plots would be provided on site, or as near as possible to existing location of slums. Till rehabilitation is done, no slums will be demolished; improvement in local living conditions will be made with provision of water, sewerage lines and proper waste management.

11.  AAP is committed the standard of government schools, so that all citizens of Delhi – whether rich or poor – would have access to high quality of education. Government schools to be made as good as private schools. A law would be introduced to regulate high fees and donations in private schools and colleges. New colleges would be opened for students from Delhi.

12. Government health care facilities would be improved (and made as good as private hospitals) so that all citizens of Delhi – rich or poor – have access to high quality health care. New government hospitals would be opened to ensure Delhi conforms to the international norm of 5 beds for every thousand people.  New primary health centres and hospitals would be established.


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