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Haryana polls: AAP promises Rs 1 crore to kin of martyrs, farmer distress

The AAP’s election manifesto said the party will end contract system, open mohalla clinics and 20 new 500 bedded hospitals with the provision of an ambulance in each village of Haryana.

assembly-elections Updated: Oct 19, 2019 18:49 IST
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AAP releases its election manifesto hours before canvassing for the Haryana Assembly polls comes to an end.
AAP releases its election manifesto hours before canvassing for the Haryana Assembly polls comes to an end.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
         

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday released its election manifesto for October 21 Haryana Assembly election, promising Rs 1 crore to the next of kin of armed forces personnel killed in the line of duty, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report, and drug-free state.

Haryana AAP president Navin Jaihind released the party’s election manifesto hours before canvassing for the Assembly polls comes to an end. “The next of kin of martyrs belonging to the Army, paramilitary forces and Haryana Police  would be given a financial assistance of Rs 1 crore and a government job,” Jaihind said.

If voted to power, the AAP will implement the Swaminanthan Commission report as its first step, the party leader said.

The state will be made drug-free and toll-free, the manifesto said.

Up to 200 units power will be provided free of cost, besides each family will get 20,000 litres free water, the manifesto, in which 51 promises were made, said.

A complete changeover will be done of government hospitals, whereas a fee will be fixed in private hospitals, it said.

For the security of women, two lakh CCTVs and as many street lights will be installed, the manifesto said.

Free bus travel facility for women and students will be provided, besides without the permission of 50% of women in an area no liquor vends will be opened.  The AAP will end contract system, open mohalla clinics and 20 new 500 bedded hospitals with the provision of an ambulance in each village.

Jaihind said the party will end ‘inspector raj’ to benefit traders, solar plants will be installed on non-fertile land of farmers.

Unemployed youths will get Rs 10,000 monthly allowance, more than 100 fast track court to be set up, provision of two lakh jobs will be made and for police personnel five day week to be implemented, he said.

He said 33% reservation will given to women in the state assembly and jobs.

Girls in schools and colleges will be provided electric shock stick for self-defence, Jaihind said adding that graduates will be given free laptops. In the 90-member Assembly, the AAP has fielded its candidates on 46 seats.