The prime minister of Delhi and the chairman of the Aam Aadmi party, Arvind Kejriwal, released his party’s 10 guarantees for MCD elections on Friday. The CM said his first pledge is to “make Delhi beautiful” by “removing three mountains of garbage”. He added that no new landfills will be built in the national capital. “We will get experts from London, Paris to solve this,” Kejriwal said.
The AAP chief also pledged to improve schools, hospitals and parks covered by MCD. An important guarantee he gave was to secure all temporary employees.
Kejriwal chaired a pivotal meeting with senior MLAs and office holders on Wednesday to discuss the party’s preparations for the MCD elections.
“The people of Delhi are actively seeking a government in MCD that can deliver them from BJP’s mismanagement, corruption, rubbish heaps and mismanagement. BJP has completely destroyed the MCD from within, they have destroyed Delhi, spread garbage everywhere, every trench mohalla and park is full of garbage. Traders are harassed and exploited by the BJP. The common man can’t even build his house unless he pays the BJP mafia,” Deputy CM Manish Sisodia told reporters after Wednesday’s meeting.
The Delhi Deputy Prime Minister was also questioned about the selection of candidates for the MCD polls and he said all applications are handled in a very professional manner.
“We get a lot of applications that are candidates for MCD elections. We conduct surveys to assess each application. All applications are handled in a very professional manner, after which the list of candidates is announced,” he added.
On Tuesday, AAP MLAs participated in a meeting led by Sisodia and State Chairman and Minister Gopal Rai ahead of the MCD elections. During the meeting, AAP office holders at various levels were assigned responsibilities to prepare for elections for all 250 MCD seats.
To tackle the BJP, the Kejriwal-led party launched a campaign on Tuesday titled “Kude Par Jansamvad”. a public dialogue will be held at each of Delhi’s 13,682 booths, it said.
The 250-member MCD will go to the polls on December 4 and the counting of votes will take place on December 7. three straight terms.
The high-stakes citizen polls are largely seen as a three-way contest between the BJP, the AAP and Congress.
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