"Vote for doers, not stallers" (Photo Credit: Social Media)
The Aam Aadmi Party continues to tighten its grip en route to MCD elections with a well-laid campaign to effectively interact with the citizens of Delhi on civic issues. The party under the leadership of AAP National Convenor and Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to every doorstep. Delhiites are staunchly backing the AAP to bring a Parivartan in MCD and are taking an active part in party’s events.
Taking charge of the campaign, Shri Arvind Kejriwal held a ‘Jansamvad’ in Paharganj on Sunday. People were extremely jubilant after seeing their favourite CM among them. They took active part in ‘Jansamvad’ to make sure that their issues get heard by Shri Arvind Kejriwal, who is marching towards a massive victory in the elections. The crowd raised slogans like ‘Sarkar Kejriwal ki, Paarshad Kejriwal ka’ throughout the event. Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia, AAP MCD in-charge and MLA Shri Durgesh Pathak, MLA from Karol Bagh Shri Vishesh Ravi were also present during the ‘Jansamvad’ to effectively reach out to people of Delhi. BJP workers made a failed attempt to gatecrash the ‘Jansamvad’ as they were shunned by the public itself. People unanimously raised their voice that they will take it upon themselves to ensure that AAP gets 240 seats in MCD elections. Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “AAP Government transformed schools-hospitals and provided water & electricity. My Appeal to everyone – give a chance to AAP if you want Delhi to be cleaned.AAP is running Delhi's state government, it is now time to bring AAP's councillors to power. I will ensure cleanliness, revamp streets and arrange for water. Delhiites gave 67 out of 70 seats to AAP in assembly elections; now give us 230 out of 250 seats in MCD as well. If you vote for BJP, there will be more garbage mountains in Delhi. I will not let them create more garbage mountains in Delhi at any cost.”
AAP National Convenor and Delhi CM Shri Avrind Kejriwal said, “A democracy runs on discussions and deliberations. We are here to hold a ‘Jansamvad’ with people. If those people actually wanted to talk, they could have talked peacefully. A democracy does not run on hooliganism or hurling abuses in someone else’s Sabha. This is not good behaviour. I always say that if you want hooliganism, go to them. I do not know hooliganism. If you want to put your point, raise your hand and we will give you a mic. I am here to interact and not to give a speech.”
He added, “MCD elections will take place on December 4th. It is an extremely crucial election. I am here to know your viewpoints. BJP has been in power in MCD for the past 15 years. So many people are gathered here. Can anyone tell if BJP has done any work in 15 years? They have not done even a single work. Aam Aadmi Party has been running the Delhi Government for the past 7 years. We have transformed schools, built Mohalla clinics across Delhi and revamped healthcare. We provide free water and electricity. Women can travel from government buses for free.
The Delhi CM continued, “BJP did not do any work in the past 15 years and on the other hand, AAP transformed schools and hospitals. Citizens get free water and electricity. We also built Mohalla clinics and installed CCTV cameras. People have the misconception that it is AAP's responsibility. Several people have asked me during interaction that why could not I make Delhi clean just like I have transformed schools and hospitals, built mohalla clinics, made electricity, water, travel for women in government buses free? I tell them that even I feel sad when I roam across Delhi and see dirt and filth everywhere. Piles of garbage are lying in all corners. I tell them that it is not in my hand. It is the BJP which should clean garbage but they are not competent. Now which is the only party which can clean garbage in Delhi? Only AAP can do that. All of you have to come together this time and give a chance to AAP. We will pick up garbage regularly, remove garbage mountains and make Delhi neat and clean. Delhi is our own and we love it so much.”
He added, “I have got to know that BJP is gearing up to create another garbage mountain on Basant Road. They will collect garbage from Karol Bagh and throw garbage on Basant Road. There will be a garbage mountain within a year. There will be a foul smell in the entire area. Mosquitoes and flies will breed on the landfill site. The air will turn carcinogenic. The residents do not want a garbage mountain in their area. If you vote for them, you will have a garbage mountain within a year. I am guaranteeing you that we will not let them create a garbage mountain at any cost.”
Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “A lot of residents get free electricity and they are happy with that. They want free electricity but these people call it free ki rewari. They talk as if they are doing any favour or if we are beggars. Free electricity is your right and not free ki rewari. They make a fuss about it and call it free ki rewari because they do want people to get free electricity. BJP has plotted a conspiracy to stop people from getting free electricity. But you need not worry. As long as I am alive, your son, your brother is alive, you will continue to get free electricity.”
He added, “But you have to strengthen my hands. I have to fight with these people everyday. They have stalled all our work. BJP has put LG in Delhi to stall our work. Do not vote for stallers, Vote for doers. Vote for the one who runs Delhi and brings progress and not the one who impedes its progress. There is a saying in Hindu religion that a lifesaver is much better than a lifetaker. Just like that, a doer is better than a staller. You have to support the ones who do the work and develop Delhi.”
He continued, “Elections are about to take place. We are at the helm of affairs in Delhi Government and now, we are about to form a government in MCD as well. Only thing which remains to be seen is how many seats will we get? We want 230 seats. People of Delhi gave us 67 out of 70 seats. I have developed a taste of such high numbers and anything less than that would not work.”
The AAP National Convenor said, “We are in power in Delhi Government and we will form a government in MCD as well. It is only us who will solve all your issues and bring development in your area. But if you bring BJP councillors to power by any mistake, progress work in your area will get stalled because they will fight with us all day long. They will sit on dharna and cause disturbance the way they did today. They will make your life miserable. Do you want this hooliganism to continue for five more years? You want development. We will have a government in the State as well as MCD. Only Kejriwal will bring development in Delhi.”
He concluded, “Kejriwal holds the reins of Delhi Government and now you have to bring Kejriwal’s councillor to power. We will resolve all your issues and bring development to Delhi. There will be regular cleaning in your area. Your area will be neat and clean. The councillors will revamp all the roads and streets. We will provide water. We have already fixed electricity. We will transform MCD schools as well. BJP has troubled the traders a lot. We will end corruption and bribery by overhauling the licence granting system. Your brother is coming to power in MCD elections. We will bring progress at an unprecedented rate. We will make Delhi the best city in the world and the entire country will be proud of it.”
Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia said, “When I was coming to the venue, there was garbage loitering across all the roads. The time has come to clean it. MCD elections will take place on November 4th. MCD’s main responsibility is to pick up the garbage and keep Delhi clean but BJP failed at it.”
During interaction with the public, AAP National Convenor and Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal asked if BJP did even a single positive work in its 15 years of rule in MCD to which people responded that BJP have done several things with great finesse which are corruption and raising piles of garbage in Delhi. They also said that they ruined the government schools run by MCD. Schools do not have drinking water facilities and cleanliness. They are of very small size and do not have playgrounds. Drains of schools are also choking.
When he asked if the AAP government has done any positive work in 7 years of its rule? People replied in a unanimous voice that the AAP government has brought massive development in Delhi. The government has transformed government schools by overhauling education and cleanliness in schools. It has fixed issues related to electricity and water & citizens get electricity and water free-of-cost. The government also built mohalla clinics and transformed healthcare facilities. Women can travel from government buses for free.