Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP revealed its Mumbai-centric ‘sankalp-patra’ at a press conference on Thursday in the presence of party’s candidates who are contesting from all six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai.

Bringing more women officials in police force, decriminalization of gay sex by repealing Section 377 of the IPC, battling corruption and ‘zero tolerance’ towards crimes against women are some of the key points made in AAP’s manifesto for the city.

The AAP manifesto also advocates the passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill, involving the creation of an anti-corruption ombudsman for the state.

AAP leader Medha Patkar, who is contesting from Mumbai North-East, said, “Mumbai is special in itself.”

Highlighting the manifesto’s stand on public housing instead of the system which privileges builders, Patkar said that her party advocated the scrapping of the rehabilitation scheme for slum redevelopment which brought in private builders.

AAP leader Mayank Gandhi, who is contesting from Mumbai North-West constituency, said that his party wants to bring in the social housing policy followed all over the world, where housing is provided by the government and not builders.

Gandhi, who is a member of the AAP’s national executive, also spoke on the sensitive issue of decriminalizing gay sex.

“What we are doing in bedroom that should not be the concern of government,” he said.

(JPN)

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