Delhi elections: AAP focus on ‘bijli-paani’

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  • Updated: Dec 05, 2014 23:55 IST

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said it would discuss the city’s power and water situation during its third phase of Delhi Dialogue campaign. The reach-out campaign looks to crowd-source a blueprint to transform the Capital into a global city.

“Our third phase of discussion will take place on December 13 on the issues of electricity and water. It will be titled Bijli-Paani Dialogue,” AAP leader Ashish Khaitan said. Ahead of fresh assembly elections in Delhi, the party also wants to win over the middle-class vote, and demonstrate that it was prepared to stay the course if voted to power.

In the first and second phases of the campaign, the party discussed the problems related to youth and women.

“Problems related to rural area, health and education, traders, Lokpal and transparency in governance and traffic, parking and public transport will be discussed in
the other five phases of the campaign. It will be concluded January 18,” Khaitan said.

He said the conclusions of Delhi Dialogue will form the basis of the party’s manifesto for the ensuing assembly The elections.

The Bijli-Paani-Dialogue will witness the party’s vision based on public conversation on how to solve Delhi’s energy, electricity and water crisis, said a party

As part of ‘Delhi Dialogues’, the party had been talking to experts and people to find solutions to problems faced by six broad segments such as youth, women and RWAs.

The statement said the party will implement its promises of slashing electricity rates by 50 per cent for consumers of up to 400 units per month for every household till the audit of the private power distribution companies by the Comptroller and Auditor General is completed.

The party will also implement its promise, again, of providing lifeline water free of cost to the residents of Delhi and ensure piped water supply to all parts of the national Capital.

With IANS inputs

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