New Delhi, Jan 31: The BJP on Friday released its Sankalp Patra for the ensuing Delhi polls promising among other things economical and modern health services, improved road communication and assertion that the national capital needs higher investment and not mere freebies.
Releasing the manifesto in presence of BJP Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and other leaders, Union Minister and a former party president Nitin Gadkari said, the city's future cannot be built merely by providing freebies as has been the tagline of AAP leadership. The capital of India would need investment and steps to improve quality life and fight pollution, Mr. Gadkari said.
"We will be constructing a 16-lane highway by April which will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 45 minutes," he said. He further said there is a need for "long term planning" for transforming Delhi. He also said BJP's own history is linked to party's works in Delhi for decades. The Sankalp Patra also pledges houses for all by 2022 and a water scheme called Jal Jeevan Sankalp. The manifesto also says that the saffron party will sincerely give 'justice' to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh carnage. "World's largest Delhi-Mumbai highway work has started. We are spending Rs 1, 30,000 crore and in three years, one can reach Mumbai by 12 hours," Mr Gadkari said. (UNI)