Unlike the BJP which is bringing in new faces on all the seats in the municipal corporation elections, the Congress is focused on giving tickets to the ‘most eligible’ and ‘winnable candidates’. The candidate could be sitting a MCD councillor or party worker, with huge supporters.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee told HT that the list of the candidates for MCD election has almost been finalised and will be out anytime soon. “We have worked in systematic manner for finalising the list of candidates on all 272 wards.
The interested candidates have been asked to forward the names of at least five supporters from each booth, falling in the ward. Afterwards, our team contacts the party workers to find out the candidate they support.”
According to her, the party believes in empowering grassroots workers and giving them an opportunity to forward their names.
Talking about the party’s plan if it wins elections, Sharmistha said, “Besides making the three MCDs financially viable within two years of winning elections we will focus on improvement of primary education, primary health and solid waste management programme.”
The party has carried door-to-door campaign for the elections with each worker covering 16 houses under every polling booth. “Under the programme, workers visited homes under ‘Meri Dilli Mere Sapne’ campaign launched by the party in December 2016. The residents are asked for suggestions to solve problems,” said Mukherjee.