BJP Promises Clean Water, E-Scooters For Girl Students In Delhi Election Manifesto: 10 Points

While Manoj Tiwari spoke on the party's vision for Delhi, Nitin Gadkari highlighted the various city-specific development projects taken up by the BJP-ruled central government.

BJP Promises Clean Water, E-Scooters For Girl Students In Delhi Election Manifesto: 10 Points

Nitin Gadkari termed battling air and water pollution as one of the main priorities of the BJP.

New Delhi: With only a little over a week for the Delhi elections, the BJP today released a manifesto that promised to address several "problems" faced by the city. The event was attended by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, Delhi election in-charge Prakash Javadekar and Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Harsh Vardhan, among others. While Manoj Tiwari spoke on the party's vision for Delhi, Mr Gadkari highlighted the various city-specific development projects taken up by the BJP-ruled central government. The BJP will be pitched against the ruling Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress in the elections, to be held on February 8.

Here are the top 10 takeaways from the BJP manifesto:

  1. BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the centre's flagship health scheme, will be implemented in the national capital if his party is voted to power.

  2. The party has also promised free electric scooters to economically weaker girls studying in higher secondary school and college, so they can get to class with ease.

  3. Manoj Tiwari said that the BJP, if voted to power, will also cater to the city's poor by providing them with flour for just Rs 2 per kg. The party also promised to ensure clear water supply to every household in the city.

  4. The manifesto also promises a "permanent solution" to the sealing drive in the national capital for the benefit of local businesses. Thousands of traders have been protesting the move.

  5. A government body to ensure the development of new colonies in the national capital was also promised in the document. The Union cabinet had earlier approved a much-awaited proposal to regularise 1,728 unauthorised colonies in Delhi.

  6. Manoj Tiwari said that the education and health budget of the city will be increased by 10 per cent. The manifesto also held the promise of 10 new colleges and 200 new schools in Delhi.

  7. He also promised that upon the birth of the first two girls in a poor family, the government will deposit a fixed amount in their account so they can get up to Rs 2 lakh at the age of 21.

  8. The BJP chief also promised employment to at least 10 lakh people in five years, besides the establishment of a Women Empowerment Mission Board in the city.

  9. The manifesto said the monthly pension for the widows of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots will be increased to Rs 3,500 from Rs 2,500.

  10. The manifesto stressed on the use of electric vehicles to curb pollution. It also promised to formulate a scheme aimed at encouraging rickshaw pullers to switch to e-rickshaws through monetary aid.



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