In the run up to the Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday launched a drive called Delhi Dialogues — the groundwork to draw up a 50-point blueprint for a five-year government in the capital.
Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said at the launch that the party “will interact with people from different fields” and work towards making Delhi a “world-class city in five years”.
Elaborating on their initiative, Kejriwal said, “Our team will talk to experts as well as common residents to identify issues which will be incorporated in the blueprint. At an event organised every week, we will announce these issues.”
The first such event has been set for November 15 at Jantar Mantar, followed by discussions on November 26 on measures to be taken for women’s safety. “The party will talk about issues related to the youth and students of Delhi, about their aspirations and their problems,” Kejriwal said.
Senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav connected the campaign to the party’s idea of swaraj. “The Aam Aadmi Party, from the beginning, has tried to give a new idea to the country in the form of swaraj. Delhi Dialogue takes this idea forward,” Yadav said.
Touted as a collaborative action to create a partnership between the government and the governed, Delhi Dialogues, aims to draw up an actionable plan for various sections through a series of discussions.
Yadav said, “Just before each election, all political parties release their manifesto. Hardly any discussion takes place on their content… We will present small sections of our manifesto so that there is discussion, debate and investigation of these issues. Delhi Dialogues represents a step forward for the party’s ideas.”
The campaign will be led by senior AAP leaders — banker Meera Sanyal, former journalist Ashish Khetan and former Apple sales head Adarsh Shastri.