MCD polls: New faces to slug it out in Rohini

  • Shailender Pandey | New Delhi

    April 21, 2017 | 12:49 PM
MCD polls, MCD polls new faces, Rohini

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With just a couple of days to go for the high-stakes municipal polls in Delhi, Ward no 60, Rohini, is abuzz with activity as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Swaraj India are going all out to win the election with new faces who are confident of victory.

Debutant Swaraj India Party has fielded Dr Savita Mukhi who has a punishing campaign schedule.

“As a social worker I will help citizens get their rights and not let them be deprived of any basic amenities,”she told The Statesman.

BJP candidate Ritu Goel, a resident of Rohini for the last 25 years, is confident of winning.

“I will work at the ground level to solve the problems of senior citizens in the area,” she said adding that she plans to set up community centres for senior citizens. She has been running an NGO called ‘Disha’ from 2001 which helps people fight for their rights.

Neeru Aggarwal, the AAP candidate, has been reaching out to slum dwellers and ragpickers. She said people are fed up of the Congress and BJP and will pick Arvind Kejriwal’s alternative politics. She said she is running an NGO ‘Kilkari’ where children of ragpickers and slumdwellers are given education.

The Congress has fielded Seema Kaushik as their candidate. She was, however, unavailable for comment.