Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal promised on Wednesday he will "remove all three landfills of Delhi by year 2019" if his party, AAP, is brought to power in the civic bodies. Kejriwal released the AAP's manifesto just five days ahead of the municipal polls on April 23, promising to make the city free of vector-borne diseases, clear garbage and put an end to corruption in the three civic bodies.
He also claimed that the trash mountains of Ghazipur (east), Bhalswa (northwest) and Okhla (south) will be "reduced by half by 2018" and "no garbage will be visible on the roads by the end of 2017" and the city would be "spick and span."
The other promises were similar to what Congress, BJP and Swaraj India have already spelled out in their vision documents. These included putting services online, regularizing contractual employees in the three MCDs and improving government schools. AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal said, "We will make Delhi free of vector-borne diseases, clear garbage and put an end to corruption in the three civic bodies.
A common redressal helpline number will also be launched. Free treatment and medicines will be provided in the MCD-run healthcare facilities and improve its quality." "In the education sector, the quality of teaching would be enhanced and nursery and KG classes in MCD- run schools would be started." Some of these announcements made on Wednesday for MCD polls mirror the AAP's promises made during the Delhi Assembly polls. The party is leaving no stone unturned to woo different sections of the society -- from sanitation workers to traders, a strategy which had worked well for the party in the Assembly polls.