Delhi Polls: BJP Mocks AAP's Manifesto

01/02/2015 8:47 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE
Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter
Hindustan Times via Getty Images
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 15: Delhi Pradesh BJP in-charge Prabhat Jha during a press conference after former IPS Kiran Bedi joined the BJP at party headquarters on January 15, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Bedi, who was earlier attached with India Against Corruption led by Anna Hazare, became a member of the BJP party by dialling the toll-free number started for the BJP's mass membership drive. Polling in Delhi will be held on February 7 and the counting of votes will take place on February 10. (Photo by Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Saturday rebuffed the Aam Aadmi Party's 70-point manifesto, saying it was a stamp on the fact that the latter is not coming to power.

"This AAP manifesto is a stamp on the fact that these people are not coming to power," said party leader Prabhat Jha.

Another BJP leader Manoj Tiwari termed the rival party's manifesto 'a comedy circus', while party spokesperson M J Akbar said a true manifesto also explains how promises will be implemented.

"A true manifesto is one which also tells how you want to implement promises in addition to making them. Delhi voters are sensible, they know the difference between truth and fraud," Akbar told ANI.

The Aam Aadmi Party, however, struck back, saying if the BJP leaders read their manifesto so fast, they have broken the record for rapid reading.

"They read our manifesto this fast? They have broken record of rapid reading," said AAP leader Yogendra Yadav.

The Aam Aadmi Party has released its manifesto for the upcoming Delhi polls, unleashing a slew of promises, including the passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill, enhanced security for women and full statehood for the national capital.

The party has also reiterated its plans of making Delhi a free Wi-Fi city, installing CCTV cameras in public transport as well as special reservations for senior citizens and the youth.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also slammed the BJP for not fulfilling its past promises and not bothering to release a manifesto this time.

Elections for the 70-seat assembly in Delhi will take place on February 7, with the counting of the votes set for February 10.

More On This Topic