BJP’s MCD election manifesto promising flats to slum dwellers, cheap food at Rs 5 through 50 Annapurna Rasoi, free cycles to girl students, 1,000 permanent Chhath Ghats, new gaushalas and development of “prosperity” zones was released by party leaders here . on Friday.
The saffron party’s “Sankalp Patra” also called for making Delhi a clean, green and sustainable city through initiatives such as 100 per cent garbage disposal through waste-to-energy conversion, clearing garbage from three landfill sites by 2023. Took a resolution Door-to-door waste collection and setting up 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations over the next five years.
Releasing the manifesto, Union Minister Piyush Goyal alleged that the achievements of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi are nothing but corruption and propaganda. He said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has been exposed and “those who were duped by it will no longer be misled”.
“Delhiites will support the BJP in the MCD elections,” Goyal said.
Polling for 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on December 7.
Goyal also alleged that the Kejriwal government deprived the three erstwhile municipal corporations of their dues and failed to work cooperatively with the Center to help the civic body discharge its functions.
Highlighting key points of the manifesto, Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said that within 100 days of coming to power in the MCD, the saffron party will bring all services of the civic body online, do away with the requirement of factory licenses and allow business to continue. Will do and health license online.
The integrated MCD is better positioned to serve Delhiites, said Gupta, who also promised to provide e-cycle facilities at key locations in the city for last-mile connectivity and solar-powered streetlights by 2023. Point “Resolution Paper”.
The manifesto also promises various women-centric initiatives including 50 Annapurna Rasoi, which will provide food to the needy at Rs 5 per plate, run by them. It also promised an additional 5 per cent relaxation to women in property registration.
Gupta said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to providing flats to all slum dwellers, as it did recently in Kalkaji, where possession of 3,024 flats with all amenities was handed over to slum dwellers.
“We will provide houses to seven lakh poor in Delhi in five years with the help of the Centre. Two lakh slum dwellers will also be given flats,” he said. He said that 17,000 flats are ready under Jahan Juggi Wahi Makan scheme.
The BJP manifesto also promises to regularize over 3,000 DBCs (Domestic Breeding Checkers), who are working to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases by controlling the mosquito population.
The manifesto included all sections of society, inter alia, 4,000 autorickshaw stands, providing Ayushman Yojana benefits to MCD employees, Jan Aushadhi Kendras attached to MCD dispensaries and health centers, and free parking facilities for journalists was promised.
The manifesto also promised several reliefs to Delhiites, including no fee for map approval for plots of 100 metres, a single-window mechanism for map approval for plots of 100 to 500 metres, and commercial property tax. Includes up to 15 percent off. For entrepreneurs and businessmen.
The saffron party also promised to regularize weekly markets and provide various benefits like fee waiver and insurance to hawkers and vendors, rest areas and toilets, MCD identity cards and kiosks for washermen and cobblers.
The manifesto also talked about creating self-employment opportunities for the youth and making Delhi a startup hub through initiatives like food trucks, night food market, cloud kitchen policy.
On the lines of the AAP government’s “happiness curriculum”, the BJP promised to come up with “happiness zones” to encourage youth in activities related to music and arts.
The manifesto also promised to set up smart classes in 907 MCD schools by 2024.
To solve the parking problem in the city, the manifesto promised two multi-level parking lots in each of Delhi’s 12 zones by 2024. Besides this, starting 10,000 open gymnasiums and yoga huts in all city parks by 2023, increasing financial assistance from Rs 40 to Rs 100 per cow and setting up new gaushalas are also part of the manifesto.