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Know 35 Salient features of Aam Aadmi Party Manifesto for Delhi Elections 2013

Know 35 Salient features of Aam Aadmi Party Manifesto for Delhi Elections 2013

Election Commission has allotted the party a reserved symbol of 'Broom' for all the 70 assembly constituencies of Delhi.


Following are the 35 salient features of Aam Aadmi Party Manifesto for Delhi Elections 2013


Elections happen every five years but a chance to change the country is rare occurrence.
This upcoming Delhi elections, to be held on 4th December, present one such unique opportunity
This is not merely an opportunity to change the party in power in Delhi, this is a moment to transform the politics of India.

The possibility of Swaraj is knocking at doors of Delhi.
If this electoral battle is won in Delhi, it would open the whole country to the winds of change.

You, the residence of Delhi, voters of Delhi hold the key to the future of this country

The announcement of elections is accompanied by the rituals that have come to define today’s electoral politics. Ruling parties make untruthful and exaggerated claims.

Election manifestoes are released which are a collection of false promises both the readers and the writers of these documents are aware of the untruthfulness and insignificance of these promises.
In these elections , there is not one but two ruling parties, while congress has been holding the reins of the Delhi government for 15 years, BJP has been in power in the MCD for the past 7 years, Both parties are hand in glove and share the fruits of power.

The result lies before you.

The Aam Aadmi Party is not just another party.

It is a party that has been arisen from the struggles of Ramlila Maidan and Jantar Mantar.

It is a party that is not here merely to fight elections, it is here to change the rules of game

It is here to rewrite the politics of this country

It is here to transform the relationship between the government and the people

It is here to make the government truly of the people

It is party that brings with it the perspective of the common women and men of this country

It is a party that wants to bring power back into hands of the people


Bringing an End to Corruption in Delhi –

Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill

AAP is committed to the passing the Delhi Jan Lokpal within 15 days of coming to power.

This would model the Lokayukta along the lines of the Jan Lokpal bill.

The provisions of this law include –

I.All public officials including chief Minister, Ministers and MLA shall fall within the purview of the investigation of the Lokayukta.

II.Any public official found guilty of corruption would be removed from their jobs, sent to prison and their property confiscated.

III.Time bound investigation and punishment in cases of corruption

IV.Lokayukta would have the power to initiate investigations and prosecution against those with charges of corruption, would have administrative , fiscal and investigative autonomy

V.Citizen’s charter would be introduced and any officer found exceeding time limits would be fined.

VI.Whistleblower’s would be given protection

VII.    Honest officials like Ashok Khemka and Durga Shakti Nagpal would be encouraged and protected

Introduction of the Swaraj bill, to devolve power directly to the people, this would curb corruption at the local level

Simplification of government procedures as complex procedures promote corrupt practices

Use of information technology to ensure transparency in government functioning


Devolving power directly to the people

MS = Mohalla Sabha

Every Mohalla Sabha would be given untied funds for the developmental activities in their area.

The Mohalla Sabha would decide where this money would be spent.

Payment for any government work would be mady only when the Mohalla Sabha is satisfied with the work done

MS would directly make decisions about parks, street lights, and local streets of the area.

MS would be authorized to cancel the license of the PDS distributors and grants new licenses.

MS would have the autonomy to formulate any schemes from the funds devolved to them

All certificates such as birth, death, caste, income certificate etc. of people in the locality would be issued by the MS secretariat.

The decision to establish or shut down an alcohol store in the locality would be taken by the MS

MS would monitor the local government school and primary health center

Beneficiaries of any government scheme would be decided by the MS


Full statehood to Delhi –

The elected government of Delhi does not have powers that are held by all other state governments.

The AAP would struggle to get full statehood for Delhi so that

DDA comes under the authority of the Delhi government, which can take decisions regarding establishing new colonies, regularsation of the unauthorized colonies etc.

Police and law and order should be in the control of the Delhi government

MCD should be free from the control of the central government


Electricity Bills to be reduced by half

Delhi consumers have been getting inflated bills due to malpractices by Discoms.

AAP promises a reduction of consumer’s electricity expenditure by 50% this would be brought about by the following measures.

The government would order an audit of the electricity distribution companies
Licenses would be cancelled for any company that refuses to have its accounts audited

Inflated bills would be rectified

Electricity meters would be checked by independent agencies.
If they are found to be running too fast, the companies would have to compensate the consumer

Additionally the government would take the following steps to improve the electricity supply

End the Raid Raj of electricity discoms.

Withdraw cases against those who participate in the AAP civil disobedience of nonpayment of electricity bills.

Incentives and subsidies to promote solar energy, target of meeting 20% of Delhi electricity needs via solar energy in the next 10 years

Individuals installing solar panels in their houses would be allowed to sell extra electricity to the grid

Discom monopolies would be ended and consumers would be allowed to choose between two electricity providers.

Discoms would be brought under RTI and their accounts made more transparent


Clean water in Every Home –

Water is the biggest concern of the Aam Aadmi in Delhi as more than 50 lakh people do not get piped water in their homes.

AAP would take the following steps to resolve this concern.

AAPs first priority would be to ensure that every house in Delhi gets clean water

Clamping down on Delhi’s powerful tanker mafia and prosecuting the political leaders who protect and promote them.

Restructuring Delhi Jal Board [DJB] to clamp down on its rampant corruption

Bringing transparency into DJB water supply arrangements and getting adequate data on incoming and outgoing water supply.

Installing bulk water meters to get data on how much water comes to Delhi from which of its sources

Installing bulk meters on raw water entering water treatment plants

Installing bulk meters in each of Delhi’s 21 water zones to know how much water was sent to which zone every day.
This information would be available every day on the DJB website

Providing water from Sonia Vihar water treatment  plant to areas like Sangam Vihar, Deoli, Ambdkar Nagar, Mehrauli, Vasant Vihar and Vasant Kunj

Begin the use of the Munak canal and use it to supply water to Dwarka, Bawana, Okhla and other water shortage areas in the west Delhi

Currently the DJB does not supply water to the supposedly unlawful habitation in Delhi like slums, unauthorized colonies etc ensuring their dependence on the tanker mafia

DJB will take responsibility to supply water to each house in Delhi

Water laboratories to be opened in each district in Delhi to check contamination of water

Mohalla Sabha to play a role in the local distribution of water

AAP opposes the privatization of the DJB and reaffirm its commitment to the state responsibility to provide clean water in every home in Delhi

Domestic consumers who got inflated bills up to November 2013 will not be liable to pay these bills

Families that use up to 700 liters of water per day would be provided free water
Any household using a greater amount of water would pay the entire bill amount

High rates would be charged for any household using more than 1000 liters of water per day

Repeal change the recently passed law that automatically increases water rates every year

Given Delhi’s increasing population and absence of its own source of water, there is a need to evolve long term and sustainable water policies

These would include

Incentives and subsidies for recycling of waste water from kitchens and bathrooms

Utilizing Delhi’s abundant rain water by systematic city wide rainwater harvesting policies

Reviving Delhi’s water bodies like lakes, baolis etc by ensuring their recharging by rainwater and maintaining them in partnership with local communities


Making sewerage systems work, Building community toilets –

AAP is committed to building 200 000 public/ community toilets in Delhi whose maintenance would be monitored by Mohalla Sabhas.

One fourth of the city is not connected to the sewage network AAP is committed to connecting all houses to the sewage network, irrespective of the nature of the settlement, Areas with new sewers would have redesigned sewage systems to be decentralized with local treatment of waste water.

DJB has virtually no statistics on the amount of sewage generated in the city

In the absence of appropriate data, sewage treatment capacity falls woefully short and untreated sewage pollutes the water of Delhi.

AAP would take the following steps to rectify this situation

Bulk sewage meters to be installed in each locality to get accurate data on amount of sewage generated

Based on this data, building appropriate number of new decentralized sewage treatment plants

Incentives and subsidies for recycling of water from kitchens and bathrooms

Environmentally friendly methods of treating sewage would be promoted


Better Waste Management, A cleaner Delhi

Mohalla Sabha [MS] would be given complete authority and funds for waste management and cleaning of their localities

Littering or disposal of construction debris in public places would be heavily fined

Effective implementation of the ban on plastic bags

Segregation of big-degradable and non-biodegradable waste at the household level


High Quality Education in Government schools and colleges


Improving public healthcare facilities


Security for Women, children and senior citizens

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Swift and fair dispensation of Justice


Devolution of power to gram Sabhas and better facilities in Delhi villages

Better facilities and regularization of unauthorized colonies


Better Facilities and Rehabilitation of Slums


Protecting the common from rising prices


Increasing Employment in Delhi


Facilitating Trade in Delhi


Improving Facilities in Industrial areas


No contractualisation of jobs


Social security for unorganized sector workers


Licenses and permanent spaces to street vendors


Convenient and inexpensive public transport


Improved Roads with space for non-motorized transport


Fair arrangement for auto drivers and auto commuters


Yamuna – Ending pollution and encroachment


Reducing pollution saving the ridge

Protecting constitutional rights of scheduled castes

Life of dignity to the valmiki community

Peace, Justice and Equality for Muslims

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Justice to Victims of 1984 Massacre –

All efforts would be made to bring justice to victims of the 1984 massacre

Many victims of the massacre live in colonies like Tilak Vihar that lack adequate facilities like roads, sewers, infrastructure would be developed in these areas.


True second language status to Urdu and Punjabi –

Implement second language status given to Urdu and Punjabi

Adequate teachers to be employed for teaching Urdu and Punjabi

Teaching and research in Urdu and Punjabi in Delhi state universities

Encourage study and research in Sanskrit

Support all minority languages in Delhi


Protecting the rights of persons with disability –

Enhance the definition of disability

Help children with disability get admission into schools and colleges

Establish new institutions for protecting the rights of persons with disability

Make public buildings accessible and barrier free


Other marginalized communities –

Take steps to end discrimination against nomadic communities [NT/DNT]
Ensure that the Trans gender community gets access to education and health care and protected from harassment by the police


Sports and Culture –

Opening a public library in each Vihaan Sabha constituency in Delhi

Make Museums more accessible and interesting

Improve sports facilities for boys and girls in all wards in Delhi

Bring all sports authorities in Delhi under the RTI and Lokayukta

Sports facilities built for the commonwealth games to be made available for sports persons in Delhi

Recreation center for senior citizens in each mohalla or ward

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Destination Infinity November 20, 2013  

I did read all the headlines, not the entire article. I too feel that AAP deserves a chance in Delhi. But there is a catch: Do people deserve good governance? Do they want it?

If they do, they better make a clear statement during the election time.

Destination Infinity

rudraprayaga November 20, 2013  

If at all party this comes into power,our corrupt people will spread the net of bribery,corruption and all the anti-social activities, finally the rulers may fall into it.

Kirtivasan Ganesan November 21, 2013  

Vote for Aam Aadmi Party. Because manifesto is reachable. Manifesto does not have foreign policies. If you do not believe then vote NOTA.
If you do not VOTE, then do not try VETO on issues ever thenafter.
So, AAP, NOTA or No VETO. It is your choice.