Saturday, 5 October 2013

BJP to ensure better employment opportunities, improved living conditions for Purvanchalis in Delhi

·         BJP to ensure better employment opportunities, improved living conditions for Purvanchalis in Delhi
·         Delhi Chief Minister has hurt pride of Purvanchalis, will get befitting reply
·         Chhath will be declared public holiday, by BJP Govt: Goel

The Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel today said that the party will take concrete steps, when voted to power, to restore the pride of Purvanchalis living in Delhi and improve the living conditions while ensuring overall development for them.

Addressing a press conference, Shri Goel said, “The BJP will declare Chhath a public holiday in Delhi, when elected to power and most importantly restore the dignity and pride of the Purvanchalis living in the city. The present government has created a sense of alienation among the Purvanchalis and hurt their pride during its misrule in Delhi.”

Shri Goel said, “The Purvanchalis living in Delhi are part and parcel of the city but they have been completely neglected by the successive Congress governments. The well-being and a life of dignity of Purvanchalis are essential for the well-being of the city of Delhi. When it comes to power, the BJP will ensure that the Purvanchalis get their due.”

Shri Goel said, "Lack of affordable housing for them have pushed a large section of purvanchalis to live in JJ clusters, slums and unauthorised colonies."

As a result of the total neglect by the Delhi government, the problem of employment is hurting the community the most. A large section of them is employed in informal sector or as informal labour force in organized sector, contributing immensely in sustaining the lifeline of Delhi.

While they have contributed in the growth of Delhi, the Delhi Chief Minister has looked upon them with contempt terming them as burden on the resources of the city. She has even blamed them for rising incidents of crime in Delhi.

In April, 2012, the Delhi Chief Minister blamed violent crimes against women on Purvanchali migrants, saying, "What are the reasons that we understand... is the huge migratory populations and very porous borders. You can come into Delhi, commit a crime and just run back again..."

The Delhi Chief Minister has never apologized for her shocking statement nor has she taken her words back acknowledging her mistake. This betrays her ideals of governance.

Blaming migrant Purvanchalis for rising crimes in Delhi and branding them as criminals is apartheid. Delhi is a cosmopolitan capital city, receiving people from all over the country, who contribute to the life of Delhi.

"The purvanchalis will give a befitting reply to Congress for hurting their pride," said Shri Goel.

Key problems faced by the Purvanchalis in Delhi:
  • Affordable housing
  • A large majority of people of Purvanchali origin live in unauthorized colonies, which are not in focus of the administration vis-à-vis basic civic amenities like water supply, electricity connection, drainage, sewage, garbage disposal, hospital, access to PDS etc.Getting children enrolled in Delhi schools
  • Obtaining a ration card from Delhi government authorities
  • Getting an LPG connection
  • Getting a telephone connection
  • Getting an Aadhar card
  • Getting better jobs

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