The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised good quality flour priced at ₹2/kg for the poor and clean drinking water in its election manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’, which was released on Friday (January 31) for the February 8 Delhi assembly polls.
The manifesto was released in the presence of BJP’s Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari and Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan, and Prakash Javadekar. The manifesto said in line with the Central government’s Jal Jeevan Mission, the party will provide clean drinking water to every household.
Addressing the media, Gadkari said the party will run the “bullet train” of development in the national capital. “BJP’s history is linked to Delhi. The future of Delhi will be changed by the BJP,” he said. The manifesto said if the party forms the government, the party will give wheat flour to the poor at ₹2/kg.
“The main issues in Delhi are air and water pollution. It will be our priority to tackle water and air pollution. This year, pollution in Delhi reduced following completion of eastern and western peripheral highways,” said Gadkari while releasing the manifesto.
“We have started work on the Delhi-Mumbai highway. It will pass through Sawai Madhopur, Alwar, Ratlam, Vadodara, to reach Mumbai. We have completed 95 per cent of the land acquisition process. In the next three years, people from Delhi can drive to Mumbai in just 12 hours,” he said.
Among other promises, the BJP has also promised to implement the central government’s flagship schemes Ayushman Bharat and Kisan Samman Nidhi in the national capital. To boost employment, it will also conduct recruitment on all vacant government posts.
(With inputs from agencies)