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Ghar wapsi for AAP Bawana legislator Ved Parkash

Parkash, who was vice-president of the BJP’s youth wing in North West district before he quit the party, represented Bawana, which is one of the 12 reserved constituencies in Delhi assembly.

delhi Updated: Mar 28, 2017 00:10 IST
Vishal Kant
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AAP MLA from Bawana Ved Prakash who joined the BJP on Monday.(PTI)

The ghar wapsi of AAP MLA Ved Parkash into the saffron camp seemed almost complete on Monday, with the Bawana legislator accusing the Arvind Kejriwal government of having failed to fulfil electoral promises for rural Delhi---including failure to provide facilities such as shamshan ghat and kabristan.

In a separate letter to the chief minister, Parkash, who was with the Bharatiya Janata Party before he switched sides ahead of the 2015 assembly elections on AAP symbol, wrote that the AAP government failed even in making efforts in delivering electoral promises, especially those related to the rural parts.

“Despite (my) attempts to ensure development for gullible residents of Shahbad dairy, the government could not even provide facilities such as shamashan ghat and kabristan,” said Parkash, who was a grassroots worker of the BJP before he joined the AAP ahead of the 2015 assembly elections to contest assembly polls on AAP ticket.

Parkash, who was vice-president of the BJP’s youth wing in North West district before he quit the party, represented Bawana, which is one of the 12 reserved constituencies in Delhi assembly.

Sources in the BJP said Parkash’ father, Uday Singh Kataria, had contested as an independent from the seat in 1993 assembly elections. He lost but joined the BJP later.

Speaking to reporters at Delhi BJP office, Parkash said he was influenced by the BJP’s recent decision to make a priest (Adityanath Yogi) the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

“Modiji is a saint and with this hope I have joined the BJP,” he said adding that the AAP government is “being run through laptop” and that there is no connect with the ground reality.