Poll manifesto is our holy book: Arvind Kejriwal

Panaji, June 29 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the BJP and its President Amit Shah of betraying promises made in the election manifesto.

Kejriwal claimed that for the Aam Aadmi Party, a poll manifesto document has the same sanctity as a holy book like the Bible, Quran or the Gita.

Addressing a group of small hoteliers in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa as part of his Goa Dialogues, Kejriwal also said that he keeps the party’s manifesto for the 2014 Delhi assembly elections saved on his mobile phone and reviews it with his team every day.

“In an interview, BJP President Amit Shah said the promise of black money worth Rs 15 lakh deposited in everyone’s account was a pre-poll ‘jumla’. For some parties it can be a ‘jumla’, but for Aam Aadmi Party our manifesto is Bible, Quran and Gita,” Kejriwal said.

“One way to put together a manifesto is by hiring some experts. They can give you a good-looking manifesto. There are many symptoms of high command culture. When manifestos are made in the air-conditioned rooms, then that is also high command culture. Today the people of Goa are preparing a manifesto, not Kejriwal,” the AAP national convener said.

“I keep our manifesto saved in my mobile phone. We check (it) every morning, ticking everything which is done. What we promised, what we delivered,” Kejriwal added.



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