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AAP releases Varanasi manifesto; promises 'Holy City' status and a cleaner Ganga

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 5:46pm IST | Agency: dna

Keeping up with their tradition of constituency specific manifestos, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released a manifesto for their most important electoral battle—Varanasi.

The document promised to get the city the status of ‘Holy City’ alongwith a special economic package from both centre and state. A cleaner river Ganga was also one of the key agenda's on the manifesto.

In their eight-page manifesto, AAP promised to not only undertake the cleaning of Ganga river, but also improve sewage treatment in the religious city.

Other issues included addressing the poor road, electricity, water, health and education infrastructure. The party said they would also carry out a referendum for establishment of an AIIMS like facility in BHU and increase seats in all schools and colleges in city. To address problem of cleanliness, AAP said they would ask for replacing of plastic cup with “Kulhads” for tea and other things. 

“The manifesto has been prepared after extensive consultation with people from all sections of society across the constituency. We would continue to improve on it. Our manifesto has something for every section and we believe that people of Varanasi would rise above caste, religion and creed and vote for an honest alternative—AAP, which has honest intentions to give power in hands of people,” a senior AAP leader told dna.

AAP said only those projects, that the people of Varanasi want, would be undertaken if they win the election. They said though the manifesto was prepared by consulting people from all across the constituency, they would continue to consult people to address issues that locals wants to be solved.

AAP, in its manifesto, also promised to free city from control of mafia and remove corruption. They also promised to work specifically for sections like weaver community, fishermen community and solve their specific problems.

Not just that, party said the money to be spent from MPLADs on projects would be only paid once the locals would be satisfied with the work of contractors.

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