Promises made by Sheila Dikshit, Arvind Kejriwal and Harsh Vardhan ahead of Delhi polls

DelhiPollsOfficials check the election material prior to heading to various polling booths on the eve of polls to the Delhi Assembly in New Delhi. (PTI photo)

The entry of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has changed the dimension of the election in Delhi and it will be interesting to see whether the newbie will just be a "spoiler" or win some seats as predicted by opinion polls, riding on its anti-corruption plank.

The elections in Delhi and four other states are being seen as the semi-final for the Lok Sabha polls to be held next year.

The stakes in this election are high for three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who mainly highlighted her achievements and development agenda during the campaigning, while BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan promised to cut power tariff by 30 per cent and slash vegetable prices within 30 days of coming to power.

The BJP has also promised to give 12 subsidised LPG cylinders in a year to each household instead of current nine, besides ensuring full statehood. It has also promised to set up a dedicated Women Security Force to ensure safety of women.

In its manifesto, Congress has promised to set up a Single Command System to address the problems of multiplicity of authorities and a common economic zone for the entire National Capital Region to minimise load on Delhi's infrastructure. It has also promised to construct double-decker flyovers to ease traffic congestion.

The AAP said it will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power, besides promising to cut power tariff by 50 per cent. It said 700 litres of water per day will be given free to each household. (With PTI inputs)

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