Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener released a guarantee card which includes ten guarantees, including a promise to reduce air pollution in Delhi by three times. From Less Pollution to 24*7 Drinking Water, it’s all there in the ‘Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card’ which was released on January 19, 2020. Here are the 10 ‘guarantees’ that Kejriwal announced:
Kejriwal promised continued 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply in addition to 200 units of free electricity for all. Last year in the month of August Arvind Kejriwal had announced fee electricity up to 200 units in Delhi adding to which he had also stated that, consuming 201 to 401 units of electricity will continue to get 50 per cent power subsidy from the government. Seeing this trend, we can hope that Delhi will be blessed with his latest promise of uninterrupted power supply soon.
The next promise of the AAP was regarding water. They said that 24-hour pure piped drinking water would be available to each household in the next five years, while the scheme of providing 20,000 litres of free water will continue.
The next promise of the party includes providing world-class education facilities to each child in Delhi. AAP focused on the agenda of ‘education first worked quite well. Arvind Kejriwal’s led government even allocated as much as Rs 13,997 crore or nearly 26% of the budget for this cause during the period of 2019-20. He did bring a revolutionary change in the education system of Delhi. However, there are still a lot more glitches to be removed, which he promised to fulfil during his next tenure if he is elected.
The party’s fourth guarantee includes the promise of better health facilities for all. According to a survey, there has been a steady decline in the number of health care infrastructure crucial for the first level of intervention. The death rate of the capital city is alarming, so proper health care facility is the most vital in the state.
His fifth guarantee followed by heath, wherein he said that he would get the “biggest and cheapest” transport facility for the city. “More than 11,000 buses and 500-kilometre Metro stretch in the city,” was also promised. Kejriwal also said that along with the women enjoying the perk of free bus travel, students would gain it as well.
Kejriwal in his next guarantee includes controlling air pollution in the city as well as making the Yamuna clean. Delhi had suffered from air pollution during the end of 2019, wherein around 2.2 million or 50 per cent of all children suffered from irreversible damages to the lungs. On November 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of India remarked the pollution in Delhi saying “Delhi has become worse than narak (hell)”.
Kejriwal in his seventh promise stated about the waste management of the city, he stated that “we are aware that the garbage management is with the MCD, yet AAP vowed to make the national capital free of garbage in the next five years. This is one of the major issues which the capital city faces as the mountain of waste in the capital is gaining an enormous size. The solid waste management becomes an acute problem, especially with the handling of plastic waste. Since everything is discarded together at the landfills, the dumps in Delhi have grown to be identified as the largest, least regulated and most hazardous in the world.
Kejriwal points to a topic of regular concern which is safety. He promises to make the city safer for women and to deploy ‘Mohalla Marshals’. The capital city has one of the highest rape rate, also in a survey, it was found that around 11 girls disappear from Delhi every day. Shocking right? So guarantee on safety for women is another most essential factor.
He promised of road, water supply, sewer, CCTV and mohalla clinics for the unauthorised colonies. During last November, Kejriwal had while raising questions over the centre’s intention to provide ownership rights in the unauthorised colonies of the city and said he would ensure registration of properties in these settlements.
Under the ‘Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makan’ scheme, he promises to provide ‘pucca’ houses to all the people living in slums. This is Kejriwal’s last promise to Delhiites.
” I am giving ten guarantees to the city. This is not a manifesto. This is superior to the manifesto. These ten things are the issues which affect all the people in Delhi. The manifesto will have more things. It may have dedicated announcements to specific sections like teachers, doctors, students and labourers. In the guarantee card, I am assuring that the free schemes we announced in this tenure will continue in the next five years. These are big guarantees and will take time to be implemented,” said Kejriwal.
He said that the manifesto would be launched in the next 7-10 days. He also promises to achieve all his guarantees in the following five years. Since Kejriwal’s term as CM ends in February and the city will go for polls on February 8, current CM Arvind Kejriwal has started to influence the public in re-electing him.