statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 21 SEPT: For finalising the party manifesto, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started doing nukkad sabhas and also going door-to-door asking people about issues that they think should be included in it.
The party plans to create 70 different manifestos for 70 assembly seats in Delhi along with a main manifesto for the national capital.
"The process has already been kick-started in New Delhi assembly seat from where Mr Arvind Kejriwal would contest elections against Mrs Shiela Dikshit. In Phase 1, around 32 meetings have been planned in the assembly," said AAP spokesperson.
In addition, the spokesperson said that the response so far has been overwhelming with people coming forth in large numbers to share the local problems that people face in their locality on a daily basis. In a meeting held at Kali Bari Marg on Friday, more than 200 people participated and discussed plans to be included in the manifesto.
This process would be started in Patparganj assembly constituency from tomorrow. Mr. Manish Sisodia, AAP candidate from Patparganj, said that “democracy should be ‘by the people, for the people, to the people’. Unfortunately, in today&’s time the duty of a common man has been reduced to voting once in 5 years.
He further said that after elections, people are made to run from pillar to post for getting even basic issues sorted out. This would change only when people start participating in democracy.
"Aam Aadmi Party wishes to encourage people to participate in democracy, one of the ways for doing so is by involving people in manifesto making process," stated Mr Sisodia.