Aam Aadmi Party releases its manifesto for Punjab elections
Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the upcoming elections in Punjab on Friday.
The manifesto has become a major topic of discussion as it reiterated AAP's promise of appointing a Dalit leader as deputy chief minister and making Punjab a drug-free state in a month, if voted to power.
According to the political experts, "The manifesto has a glimpse of the promises AAP made during Delhi assembly election campaign in 2015."
Promises made by AAP in its manifesto:
- Will make strict laws against the drug business in the state.
- Will make the Punjab a drug free state in a month.
- Will arrest and the drug and illegal alcohol vendors of the state.
- Will waive off the tax on property.
- Women will have 33 per cent reservation and an NRI commission will be introduced in the state.
- The party has also promised to open 'Mohalla clinic', just as the Delhi government opened in the national capital.
- The party has promised to pass the Lokpal bill to make the Punjab a corruption free state.
- If AAP comes to power, it would provide financial aid upto Rs 5 lakh for operations and medical treatment of chronic diseases in private hospitals under its insurance policy.