AAP manifesto: Jan Lokpal, justice system party’s top priority

Kejriwal proposed to double the number of judges in courts across the country in the next five year.

New Delhi | Updated: April 4, 2014 9:44 am

AAP on Thursday promised an array of initiatives in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls like bringing a strong Jan Lokpal Bill, installing CCTV cameras in court rooms and bringing down the age to contest elections to 21 from 25.

Releasing the manifesto, party chief Arvind Kejriwal said decentralization of power, citizen’s charter to ensure time-bound delivery of services and providing good governance will be some other priority areas for the party.

The AAP leader said his party was “industry friendly” as creation of wealth was essential for overall development of the country but noted that it was against “crony capitalism”.

Emphasising on judicial accountability, he also proposed to double the number of judges in courts across the country in the next five years.

“We will install CCTV in police stations. There should be cameras in interrogation rooms as well. We have proposed to make separate investigative and law and order wings in police. The internal accountability of police must be fixed.

“There must be judicial accountability. We must have a fast, efficient and honest justice system. In five years, we will double the number of judges to ensure speedy justice,” he said.

The AAP leader also announced that the four-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University will be withdrawn as demanded by a section of students and teachers.

Kejriwal said his party will make “not lodging an FIR an offence”.

Elaborating on its economic policy, Kejriwal said that his party was pro-business and pro-industries.

“We are not against industries or business, but we are against crony capitalism. We believe that unless industries don’t flourish we wont be able generate jobs.

“But, we are against the system of contract labours because it violates basic human rights,” he said.

On foreign policy, the AAP leader said that his party advocated friendly relations with all the countries, but had “zero tolerance” for cross border terrorism.

“We will work to reduce political hostilities in our immediate neighbourhood but we will have zero tolerance for cross border terrorism.

“Border areas should be developed as zones of high economic engagements to create a larger constituency for peace on both sides. We will work to enhance the defence capacity to deter the border incursions by China, but will also strive for a greater and more balanced trade with the country,” he said.

Kejriwal added that the party will not only work to reduce the foreign dependence in equipment, but also will also try to bring transparency in procurement of defence equipment.

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    Prakash Mehta
    Apr 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm
    o mr.AK you started your fight against the corruption and anti nationalist. Why you have not given ticket to AAP candidate against Sonia hi supposed to be most richest lady of India and sixth richest lady of world. Why you have not given ticket to AAP candidate against the hero of 2G scam, against the son of our great FM ,against Salmankhursid, who ate the money of poor handicapped people, against Adarsh scam legend Ashok Cavan, against Mr Owasis siddique who is well known for his hate speech against Hindu. Decide yourselves to whom are you favoring and with whom are you with. People are watching you my dear.
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      RAJ
      Apr 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm
      ALL THOSE WHO WRITE HERE AGAINST AAP. DEAR COMMENTATORSCAN`T YOU SEE THE WRITTEN MESSAGE ON THE FOREHEADS OF THE GOVT. WHO RUN THISINDIA FOR LAST 66 YEARS THAT THEY ARECORRUPTS AND THE PLAYERS WHO PLAY THIS CORREPT INDIA SINCE INDIA WAS TAKEN OUTFROM BRITISH GOVT. DO YOU YET WANT TO DISTROY INDIA? TELL ME WHAT DID OTHERPARTIES DO FOR LAST 66 YEARS? THE ANSWER IS NOTHING . WHY? BECAUSE OF YOUUNEDUCATED AND CORRUPT PEOPLE IN INDIA WHO DO NOT WANT TO MAKE ANY CHANGE INCORRUPTION. IN INDIA EVERYDAY YOU READ ABOUT RAPE CASES THROUGHOUT INDIA BUTWHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THOSE ANIMALS ? THE ANSWER IS NOTHING. WHY? B-COZ THEINOCENT GIRLS ARE NOT THE DAUGHTERS OF ANY POLITICIAN. THEY ARE NOT THE SISTERSOF COMMENTATORS WHO CLOSE THERE EYES AND WRITE HERE WHAT THEY LIKE. THOUSANDSOF RAPE CASES HAS BEEN CAME DURING EITHER GOVT. BJP AND CONG. SO WHAT THEY DIDAGANIST? THE ANSWER IS NOTHING. WHY? ONCE MORE BECAUSE WE ALWAYS SUPPORT THEMAND THEY KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE UNEDUCATED THEY WILL VOTE US AGAIN AND AGAIN.WHEN ARVIND KEJRIWAL WANTED TO P THE ANTI CORRUPTION BILL ,WHO WHEREAGAINST? THE ANSWER YOU KNOW WELL. WHY? BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT THEY WILL GO TOJAIL. ACCORDING TO SURVAY MORE THE 70% INDIAN PEOPLE ARE POOR NOW AND BUT WERELESS POOR DURING BRITISH GOVT. WHY? BECAUSE OF INDIAN UNEDUCATED PEOPLE WHOELECT THE CORRUPT GOVT. ALWAYS. YOU KNOW BETTER THAT ANY POLITICIAN WHO ELECTIN ELLECTION GIVE US THOUSANDS OF PROMISE THAT I WILL DO THIS I WILL DO THATBUT DO YOU REMEMBER EVEN A SINGLE WHO REALY FULLFILLED HIS PROMISE ? THE ANSWERIS NO. DEAR FRIENDS THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PROBLEMS IN INDIA BECAUSE OFCORRUPTION AND IT DEPENDS UPON US THAT DO WE REALLY WANT TO CHANGE THIS.
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        Anjaneyulu
        Apr 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm
        Talk is cheap how are you going to do that and this, you could not prove yourself in Delhi you failed and resigned one City Delhi. I think an aspiring pilot has to first fly small planes and get to know the aviation system before trying to fly a Boeing 787 Dream liner. I do not think dreams and ideals are enough without experience and diplomacy.
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          Arun
          Apr 4, 2014 at 6:37 am
          An excellent start. India badly needs a breath of fresh air, which the AAP can provide. I wish them success.
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            Ashutosh R
            Apr 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm
            His manifesto looks good enough. but his activities do not support it in completeness...
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              Shahid Talukdar
              Apr 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm
              Even if you win 20 seats, stick to the ideals. Prove yourself as a worthy representative of the people. India will be yours.
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