Political Parties And Their Broken Promises with Mumbai

Shiv Sena in its alliance with BJP and RPI presented a manifesto in 2012 which was replete with many promises. In its recent manifesto, they’ve made the same promises.

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It’s the same story with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Though NCP has not been in power in Mumbai, they were in power in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2014. In 2009, their manifesto had a special section called Vision Mumbai where they laid down ambitious plans for the city: pothole-free roads, adequate toilets, improved tourism. The promises were far from kept and are even repeated in NCP’s current manifesto. Parties conveniently ignore the more crucial aspects of governance and solving the major dents in the system such as lack of transparency, accountability, decentralization and autonomy.

What’s worse is that elections are merely 17 days away and Shiv Sena and NCP are the only parties to present a manifesto.

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