BJP,Cong failed,SP viable option: Party manifesto

Working towards scrapping the BRT project,multi-level parking lots in all colonies,signal-free roads and transparent functioning of the civic agency — these are a few of the promises made by the Samajwadi Party in its manifesto for the upcoming municipal elections.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 10, 2012 1:52 am

Working towards scrapping the BRT project,multi-level parking lots in all colonies,signal-free roads and transparent functioning of the civic agency — these are a few of the promises made by the Samajwadi Party in its manifesto for the upcoming municipal elections.

The party’s poll agenda was released on Monday.

While the manifesto talks about 128 candidates contesting the civic polls,the party has fielded only 105 candidates. The State Election Commission had rejected 23 SP nominations for want of proper documentation.

Though education in MCD schools is free,the party manifesto promises free education till Class V.

Acknowledging that public transportation comes under the Delhi government and the Delhi Police,the SP manifesto released claims that it will work to scrap the controversial BRT. The party also promised that it will construct radials to get rid of traffic signals.

“Delhi nearly sinks during the monsoon season,we will ensure all sewage-related problems are addressed,” SP Delhi-unit chief Usha Yadav said,releasing the manifesto.

The document stated that the recent Assembly elections showed that people do not trust Congress and BJP and the SP is emerging as a viable alternative to these parties.

To woo the Muslim voters,the party promised to increase facilities for Haj pilgrims who stay in Delhi while in transit.

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