Kiran Bedi, the BJP’s reliable chief minister, has promised something for everyone in the vision statement for Delhi that the party will release on Monday, five days before the capital votes for a new assembly.
The vision statement stands in for the manifesto that the BJP could not release, reportedly because it was stuck due to differences between key Delhi leaders over the demand for full statehood for Delhi.
“It will be a vision document for all Delhi citizens, be it haves or have nots. This is a vision for Delhi 2050, this is our PM’s vision,” said Ms Bedi, who had also tweeted last week what she called the “Kiran blueprint” for Delhi.
At a public rally in south west Delhi’s Dwarka on Sunday, speaking before Prime Minister Narendra Modi did, Ms Bedi said that women’s security is “very high” on her agenda and detailed ways that she intended to involve citizens to ensure that security.
She also talked about skill development for the underprivileged and promised to set up sports facilities. BJP leaders said last week that Ms Bedi’s plans will figure in the party’s vision document.
Over the weekend, the BJP’s top leaders spread across the city in a campaign blitz, led by PM Modi who addressed two rallies in two days.
Party president Amit Shah has re-crafted the BJP campaign for the final lap deploying central ministers and many lawmakers to target the Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal.
Senior Union Ministers like Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed several rallies, while other ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman addressed separate back-to-back press conferences where they hit out at AAP and Arvind Kejriwal.