Friday, 14 June 2013

BJP leaders, assembly coordinators meet to discuss issues related to villages and unauthorised colonies

  • Delhi Govt failed to fufill any promise for villages : Goel 
  • Congress’ trick of making ‘false promises’ before polls stand exposed : Goel 
  • BJP to hold Palam Panchayat on June 15 

New Delhi, June 14 In a crucial party meet in run up to preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party today discussed the ‘unfulfilled’ promises made to villages and unauthorised colonies by the Congress government.

Addressing a press conference today, the Delhi BJP President informed that the BJP leaders decided to expose the Congress government for repeatedly making empty promises for the villages and unauthorised colonies.

“The Congress government has been repeating the same promises for the last 14 years talking people for ride and it is trying to play the same trick. The Congress government has lost it credibility,” said Shri Goel

The Congress promised in its manifesto in 2003 that it will abolish the Section 81 of Delhi Land Reforms Act. It also promised that the Lal Dora in villages will be extended. It repeated the same promises in 2008 manifesto. In addition it also promised that concessions will be given on House Tax in villages.

“The Congress government has failed to fulfil even a single promise. Neither Section 81 of Delhi Land Reforms Act have been abolished nor Lal Dora has been extended. While the BJP ruled MCD have cleared the proposal for House Tax concessions for villages, the Congress government has stalled it.,” said Shri Goel.

The Congress government failed to fulfil its promise of increasing land compensation substantially as well as providing employment to one family member of the household whose agricultural land has been acquired in the villages by the government agencies.

In the 2008 Congress Manifesto the Delhi villages were promised 105 schemes at the cost of Rs 427 Crore. No one knows what happened to these promised schemes and money. None of them are visible on the ground.”

For 14 years Congress has done nothing but paid lip service to the cause of Delhi villages and unauthorised colonies. In run up to assembly polls, the Congress is coming up with the same “old set of promises”. It is announcing new schemes even as none of the old schemes have been implemented.

The glaring example of Congress’ real intentions is the way it has dealt with the issues of unauthorised colonies. It has been providing provisional certificates but even the boundaries of most of the colonies are not being defined. The Congress government has failed to come up with a plan for development of basic services and amenities in these colonies. In a haphazard manner, it is making ‘cosmetic announcements.”

On the other hand when the BJP ruled MCDs wanted to start development work in these colonies, the Congress government has not allowed them to do so. The Delhi government is also forcing the RWAs of these colonies to shell out unaffordable amount for clearing layout plans. The BJP is not in favour of putting such burden on the RWAs but the pleas have fallen on deaf years as Delhi government is refusing to budge.

Shri Goel said lack of basic amenities in villages and unauthorised colonies where more than one third of the city population lives is deplorable. The BJP will expose the misdeed of Congress on these issues at “Palam Panchayat”, a mass rally in Palam area onJune 15.

The BJP has also asked its 70 assembly coordinators to go back to all 70 assembly seats and get a feedback about issues concerning all sections of society. These inputs will play a crucial role in formulating party’s poll strategy, said Shri Goel.

The meeting held today was attended by state unit office bearers, 70 assembly coordinators, All India BJP Secretaries Ms. Vani Tripathi and Dr. Anil Jain, former Delhi BJP Presidents Shri Mange Ram Garg and Shri Vijendra Gupta, all ex-Mayors, former minister and senior BJP leader Shri Jagdish Mukhi.

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