MCD polls: Delhi BJP focuses on implementing central schemes

However, during his campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sandeep Kumar was heard criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government had announced the launch of its own canteens which would provide meals for Rs 5 to Rs 10.

Also, party leader and former Delhi University Students' Union president Manoj Chaudhary has been expelled for the anti-party activities.

Goel's remarks came on a day Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made a fresh attempt to corner BJP on the issue against the backdrop of AAP's poll promise to waive house tax for the residents of the national capital. "We will strongly resist any such move", said Tiwari.

In its Sankalap Patra, BJP also mentioned that the exemption from getting building plans approved for plots measuring up to 105 square metres will now be extended to plots measuring up to 500 square metres. "If they were so keen on working for the people and eradicating corruption, then why did they not do it earlier", said Mr. Pandey. "We will force the government to release the dues", said Tiwari.

While taking a dig at Kejriwal for his allegations of corruption and non-performance, Tiwari said that he should sit in the parks of MCD to cure his cough, for which he goes to Bengaluru. The regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the city was a major election promise. "Its leaders should be asked how they are going to fulfil the new promises they have made with people which they could not do in last ten years", he added.

For rickshaw-drivers (auto and otherwise) of Delhi, the manifesto promised to devise a scheme to get them ownership rights, while promised to simplify rules for a bank loan and registration to make purchase of "battery-driven" rickshaws more accessible to the drivers.

It also targets the AAP government for its "inefficiencies" and "unfulfilled promises". Every school will have water-purifiers and CCTV cameras, it said. A couple of sitting councilors have switched over to Congress against the party decision.

  • Zachary Reyes