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Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 – Poll Promises of Political Parties


Here is a brief comparision of promises made by the major political parties for Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 in their manifesto. The comparision looks at some of the important promises made in major areas. For complete manifestos, click on the relavant link.


Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)          Aam Aadmi Party(AAP)           Congress Part 1     Part 2


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Full statehood to DelhiNo MentionYesYes
GovernanceAccountability CommissionJan Lokpal Bill to tackle corruptionFool Proof system to tackle corruption
Public Grievance Cells in officesSwaraj Bill to devolve power to people & Mohalla Sabhas90% of government services will be brought under e-Governance
System of Social Audit will be establishedUse Technology to Promote transparency
Unauthorized ColoniesRegularization & DevelopmentRegularization & DevelopmentRegularization & Development
Energy & PowerReduction in electricity prices by competition amongst power companiesReduce electricity bills by halfInduction of more power companies and introduce competition among them
CAG audit of power companies & they will be brought under RTICAG audit of Discoms & they will be brought under RTI ambit. Introduce competition among discomsPromote solar rooftop power
Encourage Solar powerDelhi to be made a solar cityTurn Delhi into energy surplus city
WaterClean Potable water to every homeProvide for water as a right. Universal access to clean drinking water at affordable priceReduction of leakages & enhancement of efficiency
Water bills to be reviewedFree lifeline water of upto 20 kiloliters free to every householdBi-monthly billing of household water consumption
Irregularities in Delhi Jal Board will be scrutinizedCrackdown on water mafia & introduction of water supply accounting & auditingChannelization of Yamuna River
Yamuna will be made pollution free in a time bound mannerRestriction of untreated water into YamunaCommissioning of new water treatment plants
EducationDelhi to be projected as a knowledge hubOpen 500 new schools, appoint 17000 new teachers and increase spending on educationNew schools will be built near parks & play grounds
Innovation council will be setupOpen 20 new collegesto avoid migration of studentsProvision will be made for vocational and other educational facilities
New medical college with 250 seatsTransparency in Nursery & KG admissionsEnhanced scholarship for disabled students
85% reservation in colleges for delhi studentsHeadmasters will be empowered for all decision making and efficient running of schoolsExtension of ladli scheme for college going girls
HealthCompulsory health insurance for all residents of delhiIncrease the number of beds in hospitals from 10600 to 4000024 hour diagnostic services in all hospitals for the poor
Fair price medical shops to be opened to provide generic drugsGeneric medicines to be promotedThree new medical colleges to be setup
Infant mortality will be brought down from 28 to 15Budgetery allocation on health to be increasedAll children under 14 to be covered under ‘Chacha Nehru Sehat Yojna’
Women SafetySelf defense classes to be part of school curriculumTo put pressure on Delhi police to register every FIRLadies special train
Every district to have a dedicated women police stationAdequate street lighting to prevent miscreant activitiesCCTV camers in public transport
Women security force under Chief Minister’s officeLast mile connectivity in public transportSpecial training of police force with respect to crimes against women
Women security forces in crowded areas & CCTVs to be installedCCTVs in public spaces and busesGender training for the entire government workforce
More ladies special buses by DTCWomen security force, Fast track courts and Suraksha button on mobile phonesEnsure stringent punishment for crimes against women
Skill Development & EmploymentAtal Yuva Mission to create for employment opportunitiesFulfill 55000 vacancies in government departmentsCreation of more skill development institutions
Driver training centers to be establishedPromote vocational education & skill development in schools & collegesVenture fund for small entrepreneurs
Wi-fi city in a phased mannerSetup technology incubators in collegesCreation of new industrial estates
Youth to be trained in different languages for employment as tourist guidesMake delhi a wifi cityGranting industry status to services sector

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