New Delhi: After thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party has girded its loins to mark its presence in Delhi municipal polls. The manifesto lauds the victory of the party in the recent UP elections and the decision taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

SP's Delhi unit Chief Usha Yadav said, “The recent Assembly election has proven that people do not trust the Congress and BJP.  The SP is emerging as a viable alternative to these parties.”

Highlighting the dismal state of Yamuna between Okhla and Wazirabad, the Samajwadi Party promised that parks will be made on both sides of the river banks and afforestation will be done to beautify the river bed.

Primary health centres for children to adults, 'group insurance scheme' upto Rs 2 lakh for primary school students and a sewage project are among some other poll promises.

"Delhi nearly sinks during the monsoon season, we will ensure all sewage related problems are addressed," Usha Yadav told reporters releasing the manifesto.

The party promises to increase facilities for Haj pilgrims who stay over in Delhi before taking flight for the pilgrimage.  It assured to increase the number of rickshaws as they are an eco-friendly mode of transport.

Group Insurance Scheme upto Rs 2 lakh for all MCD schools students and day boarding schools for children of working parents in all wards are among other poll promises. The SP also promised that it will ensure pension to retired employees, widows and the underprivileged.

Though it is seeking voters to elect it to power, the party does not look in a position to get majority in any of the three corporations as it could field only 105 candidates in a total of 272 wards. The manifesto says it has fielded 128 candidates but State Election Commission rejected as many as 23 nominations for want of proper documentation.