AAP comes out with 10-point agenda before LS poll
NEW DELHI: To set up the Lok Sabha poll agenda the ruling AAP of Delhi has come out with the 10 points agenda on which the party will also mobilise people at one side, on the other hand, the reach out for votes. The party announced that it is going to launch a campaign to demand full statehood for Delhi, saying it has decided to go to the people's court as it "did not get justice" from the Supreme Court.
"In the past four years, the Centre has tried to disrupt so many initiatives taken by us for the benefit of the residents of Delhi. We tried to resolve the issues at multiple levels but did not get any positive results. We even knocked the Supreme Court's doors but did not get justice," said AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai. The AAP dispensation has been unhappy over the Supreme Court decision to refer the contentious issue of control of services in the National Capital Territory between the Delhi government and the Centre to a larger bench.
Rai said the Centre was not interested in fighting corruption. "The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) was taken away from us as the central government is not interested in ending corruption," Rai said. Pointing out the issues Delhi is facing due to lack of statehood, Rai said the Delhi government could not do anything for the security of women as the police are not under the government and are not answerable to it or the public. "The Narendra Modi government is hell-bent on taking revenge from the people of Delhi and this started within three months of the Arvind Kejriwal government getting elected in 2015 with the highest ever electoral mandate in the history of independent India. The people of Delhi will not tolerate injustice anymore," he said. He said in 2014 the city gave all the seven parliamentary seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "But still the BJP deceived Delhi. it went back on its decades-old promise of full statehood and on the contrary, tried to stifle the elected government of Delhi," he said.
The party has called a meeting of Delhi MLAs on Saturday and Delhi organisation office-bearers on Sunday to finalise the strategy for the unprecedented struggle for the full statehood of Delhi. "The party will make the voters aware that they need to elect Lok Sabha MPs who will fight for their rights and not against them. Delhi needs full statehood and not any further notifications," said the AAP in a statement.