Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 | Arvind Kejriwal releases AAP’s ‘Guarantee Card’; promises free electricity, cleaner environment
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With just days before the assembly elections in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday released a ‘10-point guarantee card’ or a set of promises for the voters.
"I am giving 10 guarantees to the people of Delhi. This is not a manifesto. We will launch a comprehensive manifesto in 7-10 days. Manifesto will have more things specific for students, teachers, among others. This will be for everyone," Kejriwal said.
"The Opposition is saying that many of our schemes will only last till March 31, so this is our guarantee that these schemes will continue for the next five years. Twenty-four hours electricity will continue and 200 units of free electricity will continue," he added.
In the 10-point guarantee card, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief has promised to provide free electricity and 24-hour drinking water on tap along with a promise to reduce air pollution in Delhi by three times. “We will plant more than two crore trees to make Delhi green,” the card reads.
The first ‘guarantee’ by the party is about electricity. It promises continuation of 24 hours uninterrupted power supply and 200 units of free electricity for all.
“The city will be freed from the web of wires and electricity will reach each household through an underground cable,” the card reads.
The party has also promised 24-hour pure piped drinking water to each house in the next five years, saying that the scheme of providing 20,000 liters of free water will continue.
In its third guarantee, the Delhi Chief Minister has promised to give the city a world-class education facility for each child in Delhi, along with a better health facilities for all as his fourth guarantee.
AAP’s fifth guarantee is to have the ‘biggest and cheapest’ transport facility for the city. “More than 11,000 buses and 500-kilometre Metro stretch in the city,” the card reads. He also said that on the lines of free bus travel for women, students' travel will also be made free.
In its sixth guarantee, the AAP has promised to control the pollution in the city. It also includes a promise to clean the Yamuna. It says that it will make the national capital garbage-free in the next five years.
The eighth guarantee of the party is to make Delhi safer for women and it says that the government will also deploy ‘Mohalla Marshals’.
In its ninth promise, the government will provide road, water supply, sewer, CCTV and mohalla clinics for the unauthorised colonies.
His last and tenth promise is to give 'pucca' houses to people living in slums under the 'Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makan' scheme.
Elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly promises to be a triangular contest with the AAP hoping to retain power on the plank of development and the BJP and the Congress determined to put up a spirited challenge.
The voting for the assembly polls in Delhi will be done on February 8 while the counting of votes will take place on February 11.
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