STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 11 November
The Delhi BJP today launched its 3-D video rath in a bid to attract voters and give a hi-tech edge to its election campaign.
The Rath was launched at the Delhi BJP headquarters in the presence of the Delhi BJP president, Mr Vijay Goel, leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra, and BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate, Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Mr Goel used the occasion to slam the Congress government for allegedly neglecting the development of villages in Delhi during its 15-year rule. He said lakhs of people living in rural Delhi have been pushed to the margins of development due to the neglect of the government.
Mr Goel said the villages of Delhi are still being governed by laws made more than a hundred years ago. The Congress government has done nothing except pay customary lip service to the people living in Delhi villages, he added. They are still struggling for civic amenities like schools, hospitals, railway reservation counters, water and power supply, road transport and even toilets, Mr Goel said.
The BJP leaders said the population of the villages has increased manifold in recent years and that more than one-sixth of the total population of Delhi lives in the villages. However, the Lal Dora areas have not been expanded by the Congress government despite promises, they said.