AAP's Poll Promises For Delhi Youth: 800,000 Jobs, 20 New Colleges, Wi-Fi

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AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal dances with artists at the launch of party's Delhi Dialogue on Saturday. (Press Trust of India)


New Delhi:  Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today officially launched his party's campaign for Delhi Assembly elections, the dates of which are yet to be announced.

In a first of a series of rallies and public meetings, called the 'AAP Dialogues' aimed to woo the youth, the party leaders gathered at Jantar Mantar in the heart of Delhi, where a new anthem "5 Saal Kejriwal" was released.

Addressing thousands of his supporters, former Delhi chief minister said that if voted to power, AAP government "would create 8 lakh jobs and train 10 lakh youth in the next five years".

Mr Kejriwal also promised to make the national capital a free Wi-Fi zone and provide better sports infrastructure by building stadia in the city using community participation.

In his five-point election agenda for the youth, Mr Kejriwal promised 20 new colleges, doubling seats in 70 existing colleges, loans at nominal rates for young entrepreneurs, providing skill and finance to young people, and reducing Value Added Tax or VAT to encourage trade.

Mr Kejriwal, who had last governed Delhi, had quit after a 49-day stint as chief minister when his anti-graft proposal was blocked by other parties.

Today, speaking on his resignation, AAP leader Ashutosh told NDTV, "People were unhappy and upset when we resigned. Now we are promising to the people, come what may, if we win we are going to rule for five years. And there's definitely a blueprint on how to make Delhi the first corruption-free state in India as well as a world-class city."

Earlier, speaking to NDTV, Mr Kejriwal too had joked about his controversial decision when he said, "I have learnt my lesson, I will never resign again."

The Dialogues, intended at targeting the youth, saw celebrities like Raghu Ram, Jasleen Kaur and others performing on stage. Mr Kejriwal too joined in with a short impromptu dance.

AAP intends seven more such dialogues - the next one will take place on November 26, on the party's foundation day, which will be aimed at women security.
 

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