Upadhyay tells party councillors to adopt a slum

The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has asked its legislators and councillors to adopt a slum and a government-run school in their constituencies for development following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call.

In his Independence Day address, Modi asked all MPs and MLAs to adopt one village in their constituencies for development and make it an adarsh gaon (ideal village).

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said the MLAs and the councillors will have to adopt one jhuggi jhopri cluster and one government-run school by the end of this year. The party leader said the funds of the legislators and councillors available for the rest of the year should be utilised for the development of a slum and a school.

“Party’s elected public representatives have been asked to construct toilets and install water ATMs at the schools and slums they are going to adopt,” Upadhyay said in a statement.
“The party workers shall take full interest in the work for complete development of the families and the women living in the slums. The party will soon frame a long term plan for it,” said Upadhyay.

Due to the major expansion of the city, more than 1,600 unauthorised colonies and over 1,000 JJ clusters came up and water and sewerage facilities could not be provided in many of these areas due to legal and institutional constraints.

Upadhyay also congratulated city MLA R P Singh and city BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra for being appointed as national secretary and national spokesperson in the team of the new BJP chief Amit Shah.

“The party’s state unit will be the frontrunner in executing the great ideas of our Prime Minister. We will leave no stone unturned to make every BJP-ruled constituency a perfect area,” he added.

“We welcome the other party’s legislators and councillors who want to join us in this movement,” he said.

The BJP has 29 MLAs and 165 councilors in the capital. To begin the Prime Minister’s ambitious project, all the party MLAs and councillors have been asked to identify the slum and school they are adopting, and report about them to the state president.

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