Goel visits various parts of Delhi under ‘Badlo Dilli Padyatra’ campaign

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Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel today campaigned in various parts of Delhi as part of the ‘ Badlo Dilli Padyatra’ campaign. Shri Goel visited Railway Line JJ Colony in Zakhira, Janakpuri, Roop Nagar and Kamla Nagar localities to give further boost to the prospects of the BJP candidates for the Delhi assembly polls.

Shri Goel attended a havan ceremony at the election office of former Delhi Minister and BJP candidate from Janakpuri assembly constituency, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi. He accompanied BJP candidate from Model Town constituency Shri Ashok Goel, who filed his nomination today at the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalay No. 01, Ludlow Castle amidst huge cheers of the large number of supporters. Shri Vijay Goel also inaugurated the election office of Sh. Ashok Goel.

Earlier during the day, he undertook a padyatra at Zakhira and Interacted with the residents of the JJ Colony in Zakhira, Shri Goel said, “Development of JJ Colonies has been ignored by the Congress government in the last 15 years. Residents of the Railway Line JJ Colony of Zakhira should be rehabilitated. The BJP, when voted to power, will rehabilitate residents of JJ Colonies as promised under slogan, ‘Jahan Jhuggi, Wahin Makan.”

“The rehabilitation track record of the Congress government has been poor. 22 Jhuggi bastis were destroyed to raise the commonwealth village for the corruption ridden CWG. Mere 20% of the population was relocated in Bawana, which is a deserted field with no public utility services in the periphery of Delhi. Rest 80% of the population of the 22 slums was left to fend for themselves in the streets,” Sh. Goel said.

Shri Goel said, “The poor are the worst affected by the unprecedented price rise and widespread corruption in the rank and file of the Congress government. Prices of vegetables have risen by over 78% and of onions by over 278% for October on an annual basis. The rate of food inflation is still over 18%. The overall inflation is at the seven month high at the wholesale price index (WPI). The retail inflation is worse.”

Shri Goel further said, “Corruption has become the order of the day under the Congress government. The CWG scam, the power scam, the transport scam, misuse of public money for political campaign and now a new scam in the Delhi Jal Board, whose chairperson is the Chief Minister herself- all these scams have piled up on the miseries of the common people. When voted to power, the BJP will bring corruption-free development.”

According to a Union Urban Development Ministry report, Delhi under the Congress government has failed on basic urbanization parameters such as electricity, drinking water and poverty index. The report is titled “Strategy for Planned Urbanisation in the States and Union Territories of India” has been prepared by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) after studying the urban changes in the country over the last decade.

The report says that the value of land is soaring even as there is little space available to build essential facilities such as public dispensaries, hospitals, bus terminals and night shelters. So many people are dying every winter due to freezing cold conditions in the Capital.

The report highlights that there are several households which do not have electricity connection. Interestingly, the situation was better in 2001 than in 2011. The planned urban growth is visibly far from reality.

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