BJP promises houses for slum dwellers

New Delhi: The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday released a ‘Wachan Patra’ ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls, pledging to provide Economically Weaker Section (EWS) flats equipped with all amenities to every slum dweller in the city. .

Voting for the Delhi municipal elections will take place on December 4 and the votes will be counted on December 7.

The ‘Wachan Patra’ (Letter of Commitment) issued by Delhi BJP Chairman Adesh Gupta, MP Manoj Tiwari and MCD Poll Management Committee Head Ashish Sood carried the photos of newly awarded flats to slum dwellers in Kalkaji.

“It is the promise of the BJP to provide every Delhi slum dweller with such flats with all the amenities enjoyed by the Crorepati living in the settlements of the society,” Gupta said and added that the workers and leaders of the party would go to every slum in the city and get forms from the slum dwellers for the apartments.

The Prime Minister had handed over the keys to the EWS flats to the beneficiaries of Bhoomiheen Camp slum in a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan.

Kejriwal’s government never tried to improve the living conditions of slum dwellers but Prime Minister Narendra Modi proved his concern for the poor by providing them with good quality apartments with all amenities, Gupta said .

“The BJP is committed to providing good quality flats like the ones that have been built in Kalkaji to all slum dwellers in line with Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makan’s scheme,” he said.

The 3,024 apartments were built by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) as part of its in situ slum upgrading project. The BJP had also organized tours for slum dwellers from different parts of the city to see Kalkaji apartments for the EWS category.

The ‘Wachan Patra’ has a form which it will fill out and BJP workers will submit it to relevant departments and slum dwellers will get houses, said MP for North East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari.

Tiwari said the Delhi Chief Minister was going to announce the AAP’s 10 pledges to the people ahead of the MCD elections and wondered what happened to the party’s previous poll pledges.

Meanwhile, Delhi’s business community is openly supportive of AAP and eagerly waiting to press the Jhaadu button on December 4. The AAP will give tickets to traders for the MCD elections and will gladly induct them into the party. ruled that MCD was not involved in road construction, lighting, installation of benches in any market; all work was done with funds from the PAA MLA. Assure traders that CM Arvind Kejriwal will transform MCD as he transformed the government of Delhi.”