Pune: In a survey conducted by the city-based NGO Nagrik Chetna Manch, it has been revealed that political parties including the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress show double standards over the various issues such as environment, transport, bio-diversity plan and other civic issues. Even though they are now giving preference to such issues in public interest, but when responding to the questionnaire, they have completely failed to implement anything in reality.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) did not pay any heed to the survey, and did not respond to the questionnaire.
Speaking about the Aam Admi Party (AAP), the president of NCM, major gen S C N Jathar said that though most of their answers are in public interest, their preferences don't have any grounds as they don't enjoy any power anywhere in India.
At a press conference, Jatar said that they had sent a questionnaire to understand the stand of all four political parties on 14 'burning issues' for the city.
"Our main thrust was environment, because pollution has disastrous effect on sustainable development and the quality of life. And the response to our questionnaire clearly bring out shades of double-speak for extraneous considerations," he said.
He said that AAP, BJP and Congress are on the same page as far as supporting a well-planned BRT with accurate Development Project Report (DPR), supporting segregation of solid waste at source in concerned. He added that AAP and BJP have same opinion on regularising unauthorised constructions as per law, and passing subsidies to PMPML for better public transport.
Jatar said that they will upload the questionnaire on their website; www.nagrikchetna.com along with the parties responses for the citizens to look at.