Kejriwal to release AAP’s manifesto for MCD polls today
The Aam Aadmi Party will come up with its manifesto for the April 23 municipal elections today.MCD Elections 2017 Updated: Apr 19, 2017 13:32 IST
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is making its full-fledged debut in city’ civic polls, with an eye to wrest power from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has been ruling the three municipal corporations in the city for past 10 years. AAP had made an ‘impressive’ debut in the municipal bypolls last year as it won five of the 13 wards where elections were held.
One of the biggest highlights of the AAP’s election manifesto---waiving house tax against all residential properties---has already been announced by party’s national convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in his first jansabha at Burari earlier this month.
Party sources said the manifesto is also likely to contain special section on issues related to sanitation workers, who have repeatedly gone on strike over the past two years over delay in salary payment and arrears.
“AAP is including major demand of safai karmcharis such as guaranteed salary payment by seventh of every month, regualrisation of contractual staff besides providing free health insurance to all sanitation workers,” a party leader said.
With maintaining cleanliness and hygeine in the city being the core job of the civic bodies, the manifesto could also have a detailed roadmap on construction of toilets and urinals across the city, sources said.