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MCD polls: BJP promises social security for unorganised sector

IANS | New Delhi |

Unveiling its manifesto for the Delhi municipal polls, the BJP on Sunday promised social security for the unorganised sector, ownership rights for autorickshaw drivers, and more modern schools, among other things.

In its manifesto, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced it would give relief to the street vendors and small traders and others from the unorganised sector by providing them with a 'social security card', enabling them to avail of insurance, education, and health facilities through it. 

The scheme, it said, will include autorickshaw drivers, daily-wage labourers, factory workers, domestic helps, and other weaker sections of society. 

Focussing on the autorickshaw-drivers of Delhi, the manifesto promised to devise a scheme to get ownership rights to them. 

It also promised to simplify rules for availing of bank loans and for registration process to make 'battery-driven' electric rickshaws more accessible to drivers. 

The party also promised to increase the number of 'Model schools' in the city and vowed to bring government schools up to the level of public and private schools. Every school will have water-purifiers and CCTV cameras, it said.

On the health front, the party envisioned a "permanent health card" for inhabitants to avail of medical facilities at the hospitals. 

Complete eradication of whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, and measles from the capital city through vaccination and immunisation programme was also assured to the city.