AAP to burn BJP's 2014 manifesto on March 13
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to burn the 2014 manifesto of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 13 for failing to honour the promises mentioned in it. BJP's 2014 manifesto had the promise of granting a full statehood to Delhi. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that both the BJP and the Congress had promised of statehood for Delhi but never acted on it.
Arvind Kejriwal claimed that if Delhi is granted full statehood, the government can create lakhs of government jobs. "We are saying to the people of Delhi that you have tested the Congress and BJP. Give us seven MPs this time and we will get full statehood for Delhi," Kejriwal said in February. In February, CM Kejriwal also planned to go on an indefinite hunger strike to put pressure on the Centre to grant full statehood to Delhi. However, he postponed the strike in the wake of of the tensions between India and Pakistan over the airstrike conducted by the IAF.
Meanwhile, Rai said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting with all state unit chiefs of the party and MLAs to discuss the strategy for the parliamentary polls later in the day. "The party is not in talks with the Congress for an alliance in Delhi and it will contest all the seats on its own," the AAP's Delhi unit convenor said.
"Chief Minister Kejriwal would be holding a meeting this evening at his residence to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls," he added.
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit announced last week the party will not form an alliance with the AAP in the national capital and contest the Lok Sabha polls alone.
Meanwhile, AAP volunteers and its frontal organisations took out a march to the Congress office here, demanding the party to clear its stand on full statehood for Delhi. They were stopped midway by police as the march violated the model code of conduct. Rai said they had taken permission from the police for the march but were unable to get the Election Commission's nod and had been trying for it since morning.
The ruling AAP launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls, with full statehood as its central theme, staging
a protest near BJP headq
uarters here over the issue on Sunday.