Lok Sabha elections 2019: Education, pollution top AAP’s South, NW poll manifestos
Lok Sabha candidates from South Delhi, Raghav Chadha, and North West Delhi, Gugan Singh, released separate poll manifestos in the presence of party’s Delhi convener Gopal Rai in central Delhi.Updated: May 08, 2019, 14:15 IST
Combating pollution and access to higher educational institutions were two key promises highlighted by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in their area specific manifestos for South Delhi and North West Delhi Lok Sabha constituencies released on Tuesday.
Lok Sabha candidates from South Delhi, Raghav Chadha, and North West Delhi, Gugan Singh, released separate poll manifestos in the presence of party’s Delhi convener Gopal Rai in central Delhi.
While Chadha focused on “tackling pollution” and “better access to water” in his manifesto, the North West Delhi candidate Singh assured construction of new education institutions and improved connectivity in the rural belt in his poll manifesto.
Chadha said that if his party wins all Lok Sabha seats it will coordinate with relevant ministries to create new congestion-free connectivity corridors and implement a sustainable model of pollution control, which will be funded by “Raghav Young Environmentalist Fund”.
“We will advocate favourable water sharing agreement for Delhi at the Centre, expedite development projects to enhance water supply in south Delhi and initiate a comprehensive review of the current water network through an automated and systematic monitoring system,” he said.
He said that the main theme of the manifesto was full statehood for Delhi. Once full statehood is achieved, he added, the AAP will set up women panchayats in areas and provide training to women on legal issues.
Chadha said AAP had pledged to start training workshops for government employees on preventing sexual harassment. He also said he would construct night shelters exclusively for women and children in the constituency.
Releasing his manifesto, North West Delhi candidate, Singh said, “Lack of educational institutes is a major problem of my constituency. We will work on the construction of new higher education colleges, etc., so that the students can get good education at lower costs. To address the issues of lack of connectivity in rural areas, we will make efforts to boost public transport, including Metro services in northwest Delhi.”
Singh said he would work on farmers’ issues like providing them ownership rights of the land they were given on lease.