AAP releases manifesto, Kejriwal ready to support any secular Mahagathbandhan after elections

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 26, 2019, 09:38 AM

With Delhi going to polls in two weeks, on May 12 in the sixth phase, Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal released the party manifesto on Thursday, in the presence of other AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai. 
The Delhi CM focused a major part of his manifesto on the importance of granting the status of full statehood to Delhi, emphasising that it would enable smooth functioning of the state machinery, without the interference of the Centre, along with ensuring safety of women, more jobs, lower corruption rates, and better education facilities. 
Targeting the BJP, Kejriwal said that the party leaders were “challenging the unity of the country”, and dividing India “on the basis and religion and caste”. Referring the BJP National President Amit Shah’s recent statement at an election rally that the saffron party aims to “throw out all infiltrators from the country, except Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs”, Kejriwal alleged that the members of other religions “will be mob lynched or thrown into the nation, and the BJP was fulfilling Pakistan’s agenda of dividing the country”. 
Moving on to the Congress, the former IRS officer questioned the party about the “grand alliance” they had spoken about, and saying that Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be solely responsible if BJP returns to power. This was interpreted by many as a taunt to the Congress for being unable to form an alliance with the AAP. 
‘We will do everything to stop the Shah-Modi duo. We will support any grand alliance government. The 2019 election is to save nation, save Constitution. We are Indians first, then Hindu or Muslim," Kejriwal said.

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