Finally, the elections for Delhi Municipal Corporations (MCD) have been announced. The dates were announced by State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev announced the dates on Friday. MCD elections will take place on December 4, 2022 and the counting of votes will commence on December 7, 2022. With the announcement of the dates, political parties – Bharatiya Jananta Party (BJP), Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have fastened their seat-belts to find ways to impress and woo the voters. The real fight is between BJP and AAP. BJP which is already in power in the civic body in the state says people will not vote for AAP as they are in no mood to take the false convictions by AAP. BJP has slammed the AAP over playing a dirty political game over liquor politics. One of major attraction of the BJP’s manifesto in the MCD polls is the ‘Jahan Jhuggi wahan Makaan Scheme’, permanent houses for the slum dwellers.
On Friday, today, BJP Delhi chief Adesh Gupta and the party MP Manoj Tiwari released the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Delhi civic polls. The BJP national president JP Nadda Earlier on Wednesday chaired a Delhi BJP core group meeting at his residence in the national capital over the elections.
Permanent ‘pucca’ houses to slum dwellers: BJP released its ‘Vachan Patra’ or commitment letter promising houses for slum dwellers under the ‘Jahan Jhuggi wahan Makaan Scheme’. It may be recalled, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3,024 newly constructed Economically Weaker Section (EWS) flats last month under the national capital as part of an In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation (ISSR) project and handed over their keys to slum dwellers at Bhoomiheen camp.
These flats were built by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under its in-situ slum rehabilitation project.
Let’s take a glance at some of the other salient features of the m,anifesto or ‘Vachan Patra’:
- Proper disposal of garbage in the capital. Garbage disposal has been one of the key issues in the national capital ahead of the civic body polls.
- Checking corruption in government departments.
- Improvement of civic amenities.
The ‘Wachan Patra’ has a form which they will fill and the BJP workers will submit them to the departments concerned and the slum dwellers will get houses.
The rival AAP will also launch its manifesto soon.
There will be 13,665 polling stations across the 250 wards, while the total number of voters in the city stands at 1.46 crore, according to the electoral rolls with the qualifying date of January 1, 2022. The results will be declared on December 8, 2022.