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IITians prepare poll manifesto, seek affidavits from candidates

Friday, 7 March 2014 - 6:00am IST | Agency: dna

Unhappy over Aam Admi Party's (AAP) short stint in Delhi, students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have prepared a poll manifesto for candidates. They feel that each candidate must submit an affidavit of all his/her promises before the elections.

"If the candidates furnish an affidavit of their promises, they would at least try to be logical and would try their best to fulfill them. If they fail to do so, then they can be dragged to the court," said Ranjeet Gakhre, an IIT-Bombay student who is associated with social platform "Abhyuday". False affidavits are liable to contempt of the court.

The students feel agitated over the AAP's stand of leaving Delhi assembly.

"The elected representatives have some responsibility towards their electorate. They can't betray them or make them fool. We hope that good political parties would consider our demands to make the democracy more efficient," another student said.

Team Abhyuday is currently preparing a full-fledged manifesto consulting the students from across India. Besides, ensuring the responsibility of the elected representatives, other demand which is gaining momentum in the IITs and other institutions, include end of the caste-based reservation.

The manifesto would be submitted to all political parties before the Lok Sabha elections.

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