Tirath steps up poll campaign, claims no dissent in party

Last Updated 05 April 2014, 21:24 IST

 Union Minister, sitting MP and Congress candidate from North-West Delhi parliamentary constituency Krishna Tirath stepped up her campaigning for the coming Lok Sabha elections.

She also rejected the reports of party MLAs and former MLAs being against her and said the party members are working together for her victory.

She started her door-to-door campaign at about 9 am on Saturday and visited a number of colonies in the locality. Walking with 15-20 supporters, she met many senior citizens and women in her area. She was welcomed with garlands and slogans.At 11 am, she visited Rohini Sector 15, a middle-class locality, and interacted with residents. She assured them of a quick disposal of their problems once she gets re-elected. Later in the day, she visited Prem Vihar, Shiv Ram Park, Paschim Vihar, Jwala Puri, Bhim Nagar, Udyog Nagar and other areas of her constituency. She was greeted with slogans like “Humara Neta Kaisa Ho, Krishna Tirath Jaisa Ho”.“Congress has done a tremendous job in every sector. Every Delhiites can see the development done in last 15 years and a number of schemes launched for economically weaker sections,” she said.

She addressed small public gatherings in this area and counted the achievements of Congress. She also slammed AAP’s candidate Rakhi Birla and BJP’s candidate Udit Raj and accused them of lying to garner votes.

“Our party had supported the AAP to form the government so that they can prove what they have promised, but they ran away. Their promises to the people of Delhi were a white lie. What can we expect from the party which left Delhi in the middle of nowhere?” she said.

“Birla is arrogant and she does not have any ideology. Without any agenda or vision for the constituency, what can she do?” she added.

She also termed BJP’s Udit Raj as an outsider.

“Raj is an outsider and he doesn’t know anything about the constituency. He is just making allegations on us to be in the news,” she said.

Asked about dissent in the party, she rejected the reports and claimed that all the party MLAs and former MLAs from her constituency are with her.

“There is no problem in the party. Earlier, the campaign was a little slow, but now it is going in full pace and all of the party leaders from my constituency are helping me in the campaigns,” she said.

(Published 05 April 2014, 21:24 IST)

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