Vardhan tweaks BJP 'vision' for city, shows he is no Goel

Suggests different ways to deal with power crisis, corruption

With the change in face of the Delhi BJP, its seems the ‘vision’ and the ‘roadmap’ with which the the party would go before the electorate in the upcoming Assembly polls would also change.

Sharing the major elements of his vision for the city, a day after being annointed as BJP chief ministerial candidate, Dr Harsh Vardhan asserted the plight of Delhiites due to the spiralling inflation and emphasised on using technology to check corruption and harnessing solar power as a solution to the increasing power demand in the national capital.

This is a deviation from the thrust areas put forth by Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel, who has been raising some of these issues, but with a different approach.

While Goel was running party’s campaign largely on the promise of reducing power tariff by 30 per cent, Harsh Vardhan stressed on finding long-term solution to the power crisis.
“BJP government will fulfil all the promises made by the party.

However, I dream of having one powerhouse in every home. Thermal energy could be replaced by solar energy,” said Harsh Vardhan while adressing a press conference, which was attended by all the senior leaders of city BJP and Delhi polls incharge Nitin Gadkari.

“We can actually harness solar power to the extent that they not only meet the power requirements of a household, but could also be streamed into the grid,” he said.

Deliberating on the issue of corruption, Harsh Vardhan, who is also the chairman of manifesto committee, said “framing new laws and constituting new institutions could be beneficial in punishing the guilty, but there is a need to make the system transparent by introduction of technology”. 

Goel had mooted the idea of constituting an Accountability Commission as a corruption watchdog.

“Creating new posts like Lokpal and Lokayukta is just one facet of curbing corruption. They should be strengthened, but we need to ensure that there is no scope for corruption,” he said.

“Corrupt practices occur only at places where there is scope of public interaction. We need to introduce technology to monitor all such transactions. We can also introduce system of video recording the tendering process,” the leader said.

He added that his government would make sure that the right technological intervention is made for making the system transparent.

Terming the Delhi government as a ‘Nikammi Sarkar’ for failing to deliver over the last 15 years, Harsh Vardhan said BJP would provide the ‘healing touch’ to the city which has become an ‘ailing capital’.

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