Though the Lok Sabha elections are five years away, former union minister Manish Tewari has already started preparing for the same by meeting residents of the city and discussing their problems.
He has attended 26 meetings with residents in the past five months.
On Thursday, Tewari met residents of Colony number 4 in Chandigarh and listened to their problems. He assured them that their problems would be solved soon.
When contacted, Tewari said, “I belong to Chandigarh and wherever people invite me, I go there.”
Launching a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, he said the party was launching a cleanliness campaign for cleaning the environment when it was supposed to be cleansing itself.
He said, “If the mind is not clean, then the implications can be ominous. The country has seen how the BJP has incited communal riots to polarise voters.”
Former councillor and close aide of Tewari, Chander Mukhi Sharma, said as there was a vacuum in the Congress leadership in the city, Congress workers at the grassroots level had contacted Manish Tewari to apprise him about the problems in the city, so that they could be taken up with the Congress high command and local administration.