Cong councillor 'sure' of BJP win, but says capital will remain dirty

Even if the Bharatiya Janata Party comes to power in the national capital, nothing will change, said a senior Congress leader in East Corporation’s House meeting on Monday virtually admitting a defeat at the Delhi Assembly elections likely to be held in February.

“You (BJP) are in the Centre and we know you will win in Delhi as well. But nothing will change in the city,” said Varyam Kaur, Leader of Opposition of East Delhi Municipal Corporation, tacitly admitting Congress’ election preparations may not yield the desired results.

“Delhi is dirty and it will continue to remain the same,” Kaur added.
While discussing Budget proposals for the next financial year, Kaur said that East Municipal Corporation has spent crores under the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

“It amounts to a big scam as nobody knows where the money is going and the whole exercise has become a mere photo-op for BJP councillors,” she alleged.

“Their white kurtas never get stained because they only pick up brooms for clicking photos or sweeping designer waste, which they ask sanitation workers to spill around the area so that they can carry out Swachhta Abhiyan,” she added.

“The name of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan should be changed to Gandagi Phelao Abhiyan (spread insanitation mission).”

‘Unclean east Delhi’
The Congress councillors also said that the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has not been able to clean drains at areas like Nand Nagri, Shahdara-Saharanpur Railway Line, Geeta Colony, Mukesh Nagar among others.

“The drains should be immediately be covered so that road can be built over them, and the space can be used for street market which will help locals as well,” Kaur said.

The Delhi Congress’ Election Committee is holding rallies in certain pockets, but the campaign is yet to pick up and assume a city wide dimension.
DH News Service

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