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With great power comes great responsibility

With great power comes great responsibility
“We will conduct a comprehensive performance audit of DISCOMS by CAG. They shall be brought under the purview of RTI Act besides competition among DISCOMS to ensure lower power tariff,”  Kejriwal promised in AAP’s poll manifesto. The promises made by AAP range from issues which fall within the ambit of the state government like ban on plastic bags and eradicating corruption to those in the Centre’s domain like full statehood for Delhi, bringing Delhi Janlokpal Bill and Swaraj Bill.

But the most important promises for which the Kejriwal government would be held accountable are - providing 20,000 litres of free water to every household, water connection to 14 lakh households, reviving water bodies and water harvesting to augment water resources, and two lakh public toilets. In his last tenure, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had halved power bills for consumers in the 0-400 unit electricity slab giving relief to 80 percent consumers and a Rs 200 crore subsidy to  power firms for three months. Providing this relief to city consumers would cost Rs 800 crore per annum.

The party has also promised to construct 20 new colleges on the out skirts of Delhi and 500 new schools.

Another major task of the government will be to regulate private schools and admission at nursery level for which the government will be tested by the year end. “We will regulate private school fees, centralised online system for nursery admissions, removing avenues for corruption,” promised the party in its manifesto.

The party leaders have also pledged to rejig the private education system besides improving the standard of government schools. “There is conspiracy to neglect government schools as the private ones are mostly run by BJP and Congress leaders,” said Manish Sisodia, senior AAP leader.

The party has also promised to recruit 10,000 home guards, 5,000 bus marshals, fill 55,000 vacancies in Delhi government, regularise 19,000 contractual posts in health department, free wi-fi besides improving air quality, controlling unauthorised construction besides regularising unauthorised colonies within a year and providing affordable housing for all.
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