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Kejriwal crossed all limits of lies in MCD polls, alleges BJP

The saffron party challenged Kejriwal to name two of his developmental works achieved without indulging in corruption.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The BJP, on Monday, accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of crossing all limits of lies in the upcoming polls for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

The saffron party challenged Kejriwal to name two of his developmental works achieved without indulging in corruption.

Addressing a press conference, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said despite limited resources, the BJP has done such a commendable work in the municipal corporation that wherever the party candidates and leaders are going to seek votes, they are being accorded an extremely warm welcome.

Claiming that the BJP changed the face of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi in the last five years, Gupta said, “Arvind Kejriwal has crossed all limits of lies in these corporation elections, hence people are disallowing AAP them to even hold public meetings”.

“In several places, senior leaders of AAP had to leave the half-way. Manish Sisodia, who opened liquor shops in every street, had to run away from a meeting on Sunday due to heavy protests,” Gupta said.

“We have increased the height of the house from 15 metres to 17.5 metres in the national capital to enable people to build better houses,” he said.

“Today, in Delhi, garbage gets collected from every house and sent to the landfill site, where we have set up four waste-to-energy plants. There, we generate 100 MW of electricity from this waste. We also launched a ‘garbage-free Delhi’ campaign and made the national capital free from garbage ‘dhalsos’,” the Delhi BJP president said.

Besides, parks in Delhi have been rejuvenated and open gyms installed in six thousand parks. Jogging tracks have also been introduced where children, old and young work out to improve their health, he said.

Gupta said the BJP has made online facilities for birth and death certificates besides other trade licenses.

“We have started the concept of open restaurants all over Delhi, so that people can set up restaurants outside their houses and shops.

While the Aam Aadmi Party spent Rs 400 crore on advertisements in Corona, they did not provide a single bed. We provided 3,200 beds in Delhi and the corporation is running more than 133 maternity and women’s health centres and 123 dispensaries across the capital,” the BJP leader asserted.

The elections for the 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on December 4 while the counting of votes will be done on December 7.

The polls to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on December 4 are shaping up to be a two-way contest between the BJP, which currently holds the civic reins in the national capital, and the AAP, which is in power in the state.

This year, the Central government unified the three corporations – East Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation – into one MCD. After a Home Ministry notification, the total number of MCD wards in Delhi has been reduced to 250 from earlier 272. As many as 42 wards are in the reserved category.

The BJP has governed the civic bodies since 2007.

In the last civic body polls in 2017, the BJP won 181 of the 270 wards. The AAP had won 48 wards while the Congress managed to win 27. Polling was not held for two seats due to the death of candidates.