New Delhi, April 4 – Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday launched its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls highlighting issues like Janlokpal Bill, 33 per cent reservation for women in parliament and decriminalise gay sex.
Releasing the manifesto in Delhi, party leader Arvind Kejriwal said the foundation of the manifesto was on swaraj or rule of the people.
The document which explains how swaraj can bring an end to corruption and ensure accessible justice for the people touches upon education, health, economy, ecology, social justice, sports, culture, media and national security.
The party says it will facilitate robust economic growth along with holistic well-being. The manifesto says AAP will strive to create world-class infrastructure with private partnership in infrastructure development.
On the education front, the manifesto promises the withdrawal of the controversial four-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University. The document says the level of education in government schools would be brought on a par with private schools.
The manifesto promises that schools will be managed by moholla sabhas or parents of children who study there and not by school inspectors.
Other than schools, Gram/Mohalla Sabhas would also monitor and supervise functioning of primary healthcare centres. To empower Gram/Mohalla Sabhas to make their own decisions, the Swaraj Bill will be passed.
The manifesto says the principle of Swaraj requires a fundamental orientation to make police people-friendly. Police reforms should aim at greater accountability of police to people, professionalism and autonomy from political misuse, it says.
Reiterating its stand on judicial reforms, the manifesto says the party is committed to ensuring that a common citizen has access to quick, fair, affordable and accountable judicial system. Judicial accountability would an effective tool to ensure this end.
The manifesto announces that the party would support 33% reservation for women in parliament and state legislatures.