Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Congress 'catch' for BJP

Congress 'catch' for BJP

The Congress' Delhi unit on Tuesday released its second part of its three part manifesto for the MCD elections, promising time-bound deliveries of 13 civic services. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has seven per cent candidates with criminal cases against them - 13 out of 191 candidates whose affidavits were analysed.

However, the media campaign skirts all these issues and pits chief minister Kejriwal as the main villain in the game of political one-upmanship.

A day after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arvinder Singh Lovely did not mince any words while launching a sharp attack on the Congress, a party he was associated with for more than 30 years.

It also promised use of "ready-mix" concrete instead of coal-tar for building roads, bringing AYUSH in mainstream healthcare, installation of waste-to-energy plants to ease landfill sites, door-to-door garbage collection and making pavements encroachment-free. "After an analysis of booth-wise voting pattern, we have concluded that there has been a large-scale rigging through tampering of EVMs", AAP had told ECI in a letter. But the latter has set 2019 as the target while the former states how it will be done. "Kejriwal-led government has accepted its total failure to implement its election promises as made in 70 Point Action Plan. The attitude needs to change".

Union Minister Vijay Goel, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and BJP's Lok Sabha member from East Delhi Maheish Girri were also present on the occasion.

The parties have also approached the health sector quite differently.

"In upcoming the elections, the Delhi people will also give their mandate to the BJP and will also make BJP to win in these three corporation elections also", he added. The Congress preferred to focus on augmenting facilities already available in the city's Primary Health Centres (PHCs).

Only a few days are left to the crucial civic body polls in Delhi and Delhi BJP is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to masses. It would be interesting to see whose manifesto appeals the most to Delhi and how much of it is actually implemented.

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