While declaring the Lok Sabha poll manifesto of Aam Aadmi Party, the party chief Arvind Kejriwal said that job creation would be the primary objective of the economic policies of the AAP. Former Delhi chief minister, Kejriwal said that his party would support SMEs and honest businesses to fit the target.
The new born AAP
presenting a business friendly image said the party would foster
healthy competition in the market economy and curb monopolistic and
anti-competition practices. Kejriwal said that India faced three
major threats in the form of corruption, communalism and crony
When we spoke to Atishi
Marlena, spokesperson AAP, about AAP's SME policy she said, “We are
aimed to facilitate all micro and small industries basically those
are struggle to survive in small towns and villages offering them a
platform to grow their business.”
There are many small
scale industries based on hand-craft products. A large number of
youths could be employed if prompted well and APP will do this, she
On foreign direct
investment (FDI), Kejriwal cleared that the AAP was not against FDI
in principle but has been opposing it sector wise. But he insisted
that his party was against FDI in retail trade.
It is the first time
the AAP has come out with its comprehensive thinking on a host of
issues after being dubbed as a party with a singular mindset i.e. how
to battle corruption. The party in its manifesto has tried to cover
everything from corruption to international issues with a comment
that it would not tolerate cross-border terrorism.
Kejriwal also said
that the AAP was not limited by ideological orthodoxies in both
domestic and international economic issues.