Delhi Assembly polls: BJP promises to make national capital a world class city
New Delhi, Feb 3: Four days ahead of the Delhi assembly polls, BJP on Tuesday released a "Vision Document" laying down a road-map to make the national capital a world class city with major focus on development and women security besides promising transparency in governance.
However, the document did not spell out BJP's position on full statehood to the national capital which it had promised in its manifestos for the 2013 assembly polls and past elections.
The Vision Document, which came in place of the manifesto, promises to address shortage of water, ensure round-the-clock power supply, proving houses to slum dwellers and making the administration responsive and people-friendly.
"We will make Delhi a world-class city. We will ensure development of all sections. Women security will be a priority area for us," BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi said releasing the document along with host of senior leaders.
Senior leaders Nirmala Sitharaman, Ananth Kumar, Harsh Vardhan, party's Delhi unit Chief Satish Upadhyay were present on the occasion. On the statehood issue, Sitharaman said it is an important matter for the party and we will discuss it with the stakeholders before taking a final decision.
The party also did not make any specific mention about cutting power tariff which was a major promise by it ahead of assembly polls in 2013.
However, the document said BPL and poor families will be provided power at subsidised rate. In 2013 manifesto, BJP had promised to cut tariff by 30 per cent if it comes to power. In the vision document, the party promised to scrap the controversial Bus Rapid Corridor in South Delhi.
Bedi said ensuring "utmost transparency" and making police accountable will BJP's focus area. "An Expert Advisory Committee on matters of strategic importance will be set up which means the party will not only follow the vision of its leaders but will also rope in experts," she said.
The vision document said BJP government will make compulsory health insurance for all citizens of Delhi.