Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday released its manifesto for Goa Assembly Polls. Among its promises, the party has pledged to make Goa free of casinos, free wifi and create more job opportunities.
Speaking to reporters, AAP’s CM face, Elvis Gomes, said that should his party come to power, it will investigate the Mopa project for speculative private land deals of more than 50 lakh square metres around Mopa by politicians.
In addition, as reported by Financial Express, the Aam Aadmi Party government would do everything in their power to continue the civilian airport at Dabolim.
Gomes also said that the AAP government would make sure that all vacant jobs in the state would be filled in a time bound manner and punishment would be meted out to officers who delayed in providing services to the people of Goa.
Modelling along the lines of Delhi’s famous mohalla clinics, the AAP government will also create 400 Vaddo clinics in Goa. There will be free annual health check-ups for women and senior citizens at Athese clinics.
Again, just like Delhi, Gomes said that if elected, his government will provide Rs 1 crore of ex gratia to to the kin of policemen who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Asserting “dignity for women”, the party has said community justice centres will be set up to provide a safe, accessible and a dignified platform for counselling and free legal support.
AAP has also said that “sanitary pads will be provided to school going girls and will also be made available at affordable prices across Goa in toilets through automatic dispensing machines”. The party has further promised that five women police stations will come up across the coastal state.
AAP also said that they “will not allow forceful land conversions and Goa will be garbage-free in an year”.The party has also assured to provide houses for all. “Speculative real estate will be discouraged and housing for all will be pursued specially for economically weaker sections. Renting will be made easy and due protection will be provided for both house owners and tenants,” reads the manifesto.
It has also assured “24×7 world class bus service, free Wi-Fi zones, free clean water and reduction of electricity tariffs by 50 per cent”.
The party has promised “to provide special status to the coastal state to preserve its identity, culture and land resources”. As per the manifesto, AAP said that they will provide 50,000 jobs in five years through entrepreneurship development and by supporting existing and new industries. Voting for the Goa polls will take place on 4 February.
(With PTI inputs)