Delhi Poll: AAP Emerges with New Promises after Delhi Dialogues, Women’s Issues

After Delhi Dialogues and Women safety in capital, Aam Aadmi Party comes up with new promises targeting the students and youth of the state, assuring them 8,00,000 jobs, vocational training, new colleges and Wi-Fi across the city.

If it was a shock for the people across the country to see the months-old party’s success against the leading parties a year ago, now it turns into a curiosity to see what will happen to AAP.

While the election approaches and are likely to be held in 2015, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal announced the party would create eight lakh jobs and train 10 lakh youth in the next five years. He was addressing a gathering at Jantar Mantar on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a loan scheme was declared by the AAP Chief for the students passing out from the state, assuring none would be denied the loan. He said that 20 colleges will be opened on the outskirts of the city. He said, "Whatever we promised before coming to power, we fulfilled them in just 49 days. And whatever promises we have made today, we will fulfil them as well."

While speaking about women’s safety issues, which are mentioned as one of party’s topmost priority, he said, “There has been a constant rise in crime against women in Delhi. Even public places are not safe. So, our thrust will be to safeguard these areas and also have a policy to prevent sexual harassment for women workers in the unorganised sector.”

However, women’s issues are likely to be discussed in the party meeting which is scheduled on November 26. Meanwhile, Kejriwal has also said that he will make Delhi as a drug-free city.

Regarding to the Delhi Dialogues, party leader Yogendra Yadav said that the party has given two months time for people to seek their opinions. ‘Delhi Dialogues’ was a launch organised by the party which aims at making the national capital a world class city where the party would encourage people’s participation in preparing a blueprint for making the city accordingly in five years.

Yadav said, "With this campaign we are giving two months’ time to the people to tell us that what should be the blueprint of our party manifesto.”

Earlier, criticising that though all parties will release their manifestos but no discussions will take place on their content, Yadav had reportedly said, “Just before each election, all political parties release their manifesto. Hardly any discussion takes place on their content… We will present small sections of our manifesto so that there is discussion, debate and investigation of these issues. Delhi Dialogues represents a step forward for the party’s ideas.”

AAP had won 28 seats in its debut performance in the Delhi assembly elections held in last December and Kejriwal had run the government for 49 days, after which he resigned from the post of Delhi Chief Minister.

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