BJP promises better education, clean air in manifesto

New Delhi, Jan 31: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its election manifesto for the February 8 assembly polls in the city and promised better education and clean air, along with several other things for a better Delhi.

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Harsh Vardhan and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari were present at the Delhi BJP office to release the ''Sankalp Patra'' titled ''Desh Badla, Ab Delhi Badlo'' (the country has changed, now change Delhi).

Tiwari said the party will form a colony development board for the development of the new authorised colonies in the national capital. The party promised it will formulate a scheme to encourage and provide financial assistance to the cycle rickshaw pullers to switch to e-rickshaws.

''House for all by 2022'' and better connectivity are also BJP''s promise to the city.

"An ''Economic Backward Classes Commission'' will be set up for the development of the economically backward people (EWS) in the general class," said the BJP manifesto.

It promised 10,000 green buses, a Green Industry Corridor to check air pollution. It also promised Delhi Yamuna Development Board for cleaning the Yamuna.

On the education front, the manifesto promises 10 new colleges, a cycle for EWS girls in Class 9 and 12 and an e-scooty and helmet for EWS girls under the ''Beti Bacho, Beti Padhao'' scheme.

The party promised piped drinking water for all by 2024 along with the implementation of Ayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Awas schemes in the city.

The people from the EWS category will get wheat flour at Rs 2 per kg, if the BJP came to power, says the manifesto.

The 56-page document in Hindi has a large picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- the face for BJP for the Delhi Assembly elections. The cover page also has the picture of BJP President J.P. Nadda and city chief Manoj Tiwari.

Delhi goes to the polls on February 8.


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