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South Delhi manifesto: AAP promises steps against pollution

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday continued its first kind of initiative to present constituency wise manifesto where AAP's South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha and North West candidate Gugan Singh presented their manifestos. Chadha promised eradication of the "gundaraj" by working on law and order situation of south Delhi. He also promised to work on pollution and traffic congestion.

"These gundas (goons) have been given a free hand by the BJP to misbehave with women, Dalits. This gundaraj would be eradicated if I am elected and I want to tell these gundas that only a few days are left for their gundaraj," he said. Chadha, who is pitted against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri (57) and Congress' celebrity candidate boxer Vijender Singh (33), also feels he will appeal to the youth as he is the youngest candidate.

"This election is to defeat the BJP. It is between the people of Delhi and the BJP and its candidate Bhiduri," he said. He said the manifesto has been prepared after months of research and focuses on a range of issues plaguing the South Delhi constituency.

"We have been preparing it for months and it has been made after understanding the needs of the people of my constituency. I have met 4.5 lakh families in last one year. It has policy experts' involvement in it," he said.

The 34-page AAP manifesto for South Delhi, titled 'It's Time For Change', promises that the AAP MP from South Delhi will use the resources at his disposal to combat pollution caused by crop-burning in other states and arrive at an inter-state solution to the pan-North India air pollution problem; push for an automated and systematic water wastage monitoring system, among others. He said the BJP and the Congress had said they would fight and win elections in the name of providing water but did nothing once elected.

"In total contrast, the AAP government under Kejriwal in the last four years gave water through pipelines to 90 per cent of the areas of South Delhi and vowed the remaining 10 per cent areas would have piped water over the next one year," AAP candidate said.

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