With only a few days left for the Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday released manifestos for 28 of the 70 Assembly constituencies in the Capital.
The remaining 42 manifestos are expected to be out in the next four days. While releasing the manifestos, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the manifestos will work as a “ready reference for party representatives to focus on problem areas”.
Releasing the manifestos Mr. Yadav said: “ People living in other cities might be thinking that Delhi residents have access to all basic facilities but the reality is very different. Absence of sufficient water supply, high power rates and lack of street lights, public toilets are some of the problems featured in these manifestos,” added the AAP leader.
Unlike the Delhi Manifesto, the issues raised and proposals suggested in the constituency manifesto are specific to the needs of the constituency. He added that this not only allowed the volunteers and candidates to understand the problems of their areas in a scientific manner, but it will also act as a charter of promises that will be used to hold the candidates to account when they form part of the government.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said: “The issues raised by our city-level manifesto were informed significantly by jan sabhas or meetings at the neighbourhood level that were carried out by our volunteers throughout Delhi. When issues of inadequate water supply, rising electricity bills, lack of sanitation and the need for high-quality schools and health-care emerged in all areas, we realised that these were issues that would need to be addressed for the whole city”.
“On average, about 20 meetings were conducted in every constituency. Every effort was made to include a range of neighbourhood, planned colonies, unauthorised areas, resettlement colonies, regularised, jhuggi clusters, and rural and urban areas. Input from each meeting was compiled and mapped by our volunteer teams at the constituency level to understand the wide range of problems faced by the citizens of Delhi,” added the AAP leader.