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AAP seeks to focus on govt achievements

New Delhi

30-December-2019

After announcing collaboration with Prashant Kishor's consultancy firm, Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to focus on achievements as the Delhi Assembly polls come closer.

The shift becomes apparent with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal prioritising the issues connected with common people at the string of townhall meetings.

To dent the BJP's plan to make political gains out of legalisation of over 1,700 colonies, the AAP has prepared its own game plan. It has decided to give it a political spin by linking that to installation of street lights and women security.

Asking the Centre to come out with truth on the status of illegal colonies, it has urged the residents not to believe anybody "unless you get the registry in your hand".

In another tweet with focus on street lights and women safety, it said, "Today under the CM scheme installation of 2.1 lakh street light will begin. Women should get secure environment, this is a big step towards it. Whatever funds are required to be spent on women security, we are ready to spend."

Kejriwal also said, in 2015 an NGO, called Safety Pin, had identified 7,438 dark spots in the city. The AAP government had reduced the dark spots by 63 per cent to 2,768, he added.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "If the BJP is serious about regularising colonies, then it should make it clear on the DDA website. The website says the PM-UDAY scheme won't regularise these colonies. How will they give ownership to the people? The BJP should stop fooling the people."

Last week, the party revealed its official slogan - 'Ache beete 5 saal, lage raho Kejriwal (Past five years have been good, keep going Kejriwal). The slogan emphasises the Delhi government's achievements, like making electricity and water cheaper and a slew of reforms in education and health services.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party had fulfilled more than 70 promises made ahead of the 2015 polls. The slogan reflected the work done in the last five years, he added.IANS