The MNS,which has not published a manifesto for the civic elections,announced its poll promises through advertisements in leading Marathi newspapers on Wednesday. It said the party would work to make the states cities beautiful,safe,healthy and cultured.
Saying that whatever they promise would be insufficient,the MNS said it will deliver on all the points and asked people to vote for change in their cities.
The MNS has made 12 promises,which touch upon the main issues of roads,water,hospitals,hawkers and spending of funds in the civic body. It promised to ensure that illegal hawkers will not take over footpaths in the city with the help of police and also that new slums do not come up with the help of state government. It goes on to state that under no circumstances will the reservations for a plot be changed.
The party said it will develop the facility for which a plot has been reserved through the civic body or through private partnership.
Like all other political parties,the MNS promised to concretise all roads,provide sufficient water by curbing leakages and give good footpaths,and build gardens and grounds where children can play. Upgrade of civic hospitals to bring them on par with private hospitals and separate hospitals for senior citizens and women are also mentioned in the manifesto. The party said it will build a strong public transport system and maintain it.
Taking into consideration the increasing public opposition to projects,the MNS said it will involve people in development works of the city,present details of expenditure every six months and inform them on what projects money is being spent on every month.
The party also said it will set up a cell to ensure that citizens can inform the authorities about illegal and irregular works.