Congress terms BJP's vision document an 'apology'

The Congress party on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'vision document' for the upcoming Delhi polls was an apology for not coming up with an election manifesto.

ANI| Last Updated: Feb 03, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

New Delhi: The Congress party on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'vision document' for the upcoming Delhi polls was an apology for not coming up with an election manifesto.

"BJP's vision document is an apology for their manifesto. They did not produce a manifesto, it is an apology. They should come out with what they will do in five years, that is what is manifesto. It is a sacred document, this is no substitute for manifesto. And whatever they have said in the vision document, there is nothing new, it is just repetition of what we have said," senior Congress leader PC Chacko told a news agency.

He further said the Congress' manifesto, which will also come out today, has addressed every problem faced by the people of Delhi.

"It is surprising to me that a party which is ruling Delhi, claims to be the biggest ruling party, are not able to bring out a manifesto. We in our manifesto have found a reply to every issue people of Delhi are facing. Whether it is water, electricity, roads, development of Delhi or the modernisation of Delhi, everything has been answered in our manifesto," Chacko said.

Earlier in the day, the BJP released its vision document, promising to make Delhi a world-class city and to resolve pending problems of water, electricity and transport.

"The vision document will help make Delhi a world class city by all standards. This documents covers over 270 points, will focus on the following urgent matters- women safety, security, youth affairs, electricity and water, cleanliness, education and skill development and environment," said the party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi.

Elections for the 70-seat Assembly in Delhi will take place on February 7, with the counting of the votes set for February 10.