Promises to increase number of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12.

The BJP on Tuesday promised to reduce power tariff by 30 per cent, combat inflation by lowering vegetable prices, and increase number of subsidised LPG cylinders to twelve in its assembly election manifesto released here.

Nearly five days after AAP and the ruling Congress spelt out their poll promises, the top brass of the BJP including Leaders of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, and party’s chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan released the manifesto for December 4 elections.

Mr Vardhan said once the BJP is voted to power, his government would work toward full statehood for Delhi, as many development projects hang in limbo because the national capital does not have a right on the use of land.

The party had invited suggestions from people of Delhi.

Mr Vardhan said, “we witnessed their active participation and received a valuable suggestion through emails, letters and we have tried to incorporate them in the manifesto.”

The party’s chief ministerial nominee said BJP aims to make Delhi a power surplus state.

“We would reduce the power tariff by 30 per cent by promoting competition among the distribution companies and bringing them under CAG audit and RTI. Our government would promote solar power and make every house a power house, which was neglected during the 15 years of Sheila Dikshit government,” Mr Vardhan said.

He said tax holiday of 10 years would be given to the manufacturers of solar energy equipment.

The party vowed to provide safe drinking water, modernise the distribution system and focus on recycling of water. It promised to make the existing sewage system efficient and environment friendly with the use of latest technology.

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