Letters: The better option | Business Standard

Letters: The better option | Business Standard

Business Standard


Dissecting AAP manifesto*

This refers to the article “Can Kejriwal’s team deliver the moon to Dehiites?”(December 23). The honest and direct answer is ‘No, not possible in the given situation’. Then, why AAP should form a government in Delhi? Because, with 30 per cent votes polled, if 30 per cent promises in the Manifesto are fulfilled, still the entire Delhi population will be better off than during the previous regimes. Changes do not come that fast. If AAP has succeeded in making the outgoing CM to demand implementation of AAP Manifesto and promises support for efforts in that direction, one feels, AAP has won half the battle.
Coming to details, Congress, of all political parties has lost its moral right to question delays in honouring commitments as the last 65 years did not see India through enforcement of important Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution. It would be a useful and interesting document, if the authors of this article go back to the Congress/UPA Manifestos from the first General Election to the last one and prepare a chart recording promises kept and ‘action in progress’.
M G Warrier, Thiruvananthapuram

*This is the unedited version of the letter published in Business Standard on December 25, 2013


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