STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 14 November
The BJP’s manifesto for the 4 December Delhi Assembly election will be released on 22 November. This was announced by the Delhi BJP president, Mr Vijay Goel, when he accompanied the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate, Dr Harsh Vardhan, who filed nomination papers from the Krishna Nagar constituency.
Outlining the key issues which would find place in BJP&’s manifesto, Mr Goel said, “High priority is being given to some key issues such as controlling spiralling prices, reduction of power tariff by 30 per cent, better water management, women’s safety, preference to students (belonging to any state) passing out from Delhi schools in admission to Delhi government colleges, rehabilitation of slums, permanent regularisation of unauthorised colonies and major thrust on development of Delhi villages”.
Mr Goel said suggestions had been invited from Delhi residents for preparing the manifesto so that it is not a mere document but truly reflects the aspirations of Delhi’ites. "We are overwhelmed by the response as more than 30,000 people have sent their suggestions online. I would like to express my gratitude to all those who have sent suggestions, we are incorporating many of them," he said.
Mr Goel said: “The manifesto would also touch upon several other issues such as revamping of PDS, upgrading public health infrastructure, strengthening anti-graft machinery and making it more effective, decentralised planning, making Delhi an IT hub, linking higher education with job skills. The key focus of our manifesto is ‘Good Governance”.