The BJP’s MCD polling manifesto promising flats to slum dwellers, cheap meals for Rs 5 to 50 Annapurna Rasois, free bicycles for female students, 1,000 permanent Chhath ghats, new cow shelters and development of “happiness areas” was released by party leaders here on Friday.
The Saffron Party’s “Sankalp Patra” also pledged to make Delhi a clean, green and sustainable city through initiatives such as 100 percent waste disposal through waste-to-energy conversion, clearing the waste from three landfills by 2023, through household waste collection and setting up 1,000 charging stations for electric vehicles in the next five years.
In releasing the manifesto, Union Minister Piyush Goyal claimed that the performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi is nothing but corruption and publicity. He said the party led by Arvind Kejriwal has been exposed and the “people betrayed by it will no longer be misled”.
“Delhiites will support the BJP in the MCD polls,” Goyal claimed.
The polls for the 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on December 7.
Goyal also alleged that the Kejriwal government had deprived the three former municipal corporations in the capital of their money owed and failed to cooperate with the center in a collaborative manner to help the civic body carry out its duties.
Adesh Gupta, head of the BJP in Delhi, highlighted the key points of the manifesto and said that within 100 days of coming to power in the MCD, the Saffron Party will bring all services of the civic body online, abolish the requirement of factory licenses and trade will issue and health licenses online.
The unified MCD is in a better position to serve the Delhiites, Gupta said, while pointing out that providing e-cycle facilities at key places in the city for last-mile connectivity and solar-powered street lighting by 2023 has also been promised in the 12-point “Sankalp Patra”.
The manifesto also promised several women-focused initiatives, including 50 Annapurna Rasois, which will provide meals run by them to the needy for Rs 5 per plate. It also promised an additional 5 percent discount for women on property registration.
Gupta said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to providing flats to all slum dwellers, as recently in Kalkaji where ownership of 3,024 flats with all amenities was transferred to slum dwellers.
“With the help of the Center, we will provide housing for seven lakh poor in Delhi in five years. Also, two lakh slum dwellers will get flats,” he said, adding that 17,000 flats under the “Jahan Juggi Wahin Makan” plan are ready.
The BJP manifesto also pledged to regularize more than 3,000 DBCs (domestic breeding controllers) who work to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases by controlling the mosquito population.
Covering all walks of life, the manifesto promised, among other things, 4,000 auto rickshaw stalls, providing the benefits of the Ayushman Yojana to MCD employees, Jan Aushadhi Kendras attached to MCD pharmacies and health centers and free parking for journalists.
The manifesto also promised several exemptions for Delhiites, including no fee for map approvals for 100-meter plots, a one-stop mechanism for map approval for plots ranging from 100 to 500 meters, and an exemption of up to 15 percent in commercial property tax. for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs.
The Saffron Party also pledged to regularize the weekly markets and provide various benefits to peddlers and vendors, such as exemption from fees and insurance, rest rooms and washrooms, MCD ID cards, and kiosks for washermen and cobblers.
The manifesto also talks about creating self-employment opportunities for young people through initiatives such as food trucks, night food markets, cloud kitchen policies and making Delhi a startup hub.
Following the AAP government’s “happiness curriculum”, the BJP pledged to come up with “happiness areas” to encourage young people to engage in activities related to music and arts.
The manifesto also pledged to establish smart classrooms in 907 MCD schools by 2024.
To solve the parking problem in the city, the manifesto promised two multi-level car parks in each of Delhi’s 12 zones by 2024. assistance of Rs 40 per cow to Rs 100 and setting up new stables for cows are also part of the manifesto.
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