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Delhi Elections: BJP Manifesto Barbadi Patra?

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 04, Feb 2020, 9:57 am IST | UPDATED: 13, Feb 2020, 10:14 am IST

Delhi Elections: BJP Manifesto Barbadi Patra? Delhi: Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released it election manifesto - Sankalp Patra - for the Delhi Assembly polls 2020, ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) termed it to be a 'barbadi patra' (disastrous letter) stating that it clearly showed the saffron party wants to end all welfare schemes started by the city government.

The BJP released the 'Delhi Sankalp Patra', its manifesto for Delhi Assembly polls, promising good quality wheat flour at Rs 2 per kg for the poor and clean drinking water to every household.

Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh, addressing a press conference, said their manifesto is a "barbadi patra" (recipe for destruction) and showed the BJP aims to end the health benefits given by the Delhi government.

Even Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the BJP's manifesto has proved that it will stop facilities like free electricity and water given by the Delhi government. "Manifesto of BJP proved that if you vote for them then your free electricity, free water and free bus journey will be stopped. Think and vote," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

BJP's history is linked to Delhi. The future of Delhi will be changed by the BJP," he said. The manifesto said if it forms the government, the party will give wheat flour to the poor at Rs 2 per kg. The manifesto said in line with the Central government's Jal Jeevan Mission, the party will also provide clean drinking water to every household.

Among other promises, the BJP has also promised to implement Central government's flagship schemes Ayushman Bharat and Kisan Samman Nidhi in the national capital. To boost employment, it will also conduct recruitment on all vacant government posts.

Sankalp Patra, by the BJP, says subsidies already enjoyed by the people of Delhi through various city government schemes will continue if the party is elected to power. "The subsidies announced by the Aam Aadmi Party government in the past few months will continue for another five years. Our subsidies will give more benefits to the people as they will go on for 60 months," it said.

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.