The three municipal bodies in Delhi – north, south and east corporations – are slated to go to polls in April.
Delhi will looking like London in a year if the Aam Aadmi Party is voted into power in the upcoming municipal polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday. He was campaigning in Uttam Nagar area ahead of the civic polls in the state.
Kejriwal said that in the Assembly polls in 2015, people had given AAP three seats short of the total 70. “This time do not leave any such gap. If we win the MCD polls, we will spruce up Delhi and make it look like London within a year,” he said, according to PTI.
Kejriwal claimed AAP has done more in the last two years since forming government than what the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled government did in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the last 10 to 15 years. He added that the AAP government had fulfilled all the promises they had made during the Assembly polls. “We promised we would reduce power and water rates by half, we did it,” he said.
The three municipal bodies in Delhi – north, south and east corporations – are slated to go to polls in April. They are currently being managed by the BJP. Kejriwal said it was a misconception the people had that the AAP government was not cleaning the garbage in the national Capital. “It is not our but MCD’s responsibility,” he said.
The Delhi chief minister also accused the BJP and Congress, who have led the municipal bodies in the past, of corruption. “Last year, the Delhi government gave them Rs 2,800 crore. But where is all this money?…They make the same road thrice on paper and eat all the money,” he said, according to the Hindustan Times.
Kejriwal told the people that the AAP did not have enough money to contest the elections. “You [public] have to help us. One person should tell 100 people to vote for the AAP. We have to clean Delhi,” he added.
Congress workers led by former Uttam Nagar MLA Mukesh Sharma protested during Kejriwal’s rally. They showed black flags and burnt an effigy of the Delhi chief minister.