BJP misleading Delhiites, says Sheila

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Aug 05, 2013 00:17 IST

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for changing three CMs in five years of its rule in Delhi, “severely affecting the governance”. 

Addressing a rally in Rohini, Dikshit said the BJP was making “misleading, exaggerated and impossible” promises.

“The earlier government had nothing to do with development and progress of the city. They changed three chief ministers in five years as they went all out to play with the sentiments of people. Today, they are making unbelievable promises. Their intention is to mislead people,” Dikshit said.

The BJP has announced a 30% cut in power tariff and flats to people living in 600 slums across the Capital.

“During the BJP’s tenure, what was the state of Delhi? There was no electricity for up to 10 hours; there was huge water scarcity. They played with the sentiments of people of the city then and they are trying to misguide you again,” Dikshit said.

Delhi Congress chief Jai Prakash Aggarwal termed the 15 years of Congress’s rule in Delhi as “exceptional” and called the BJP a “divided house”.

Listing out her government’s achievements, Dikshit said Delhi’s face had changed completely in the past few years.

“We have been taking decisions for the welfare of the citizens without any political consideration while the main opposition party is coming out with exaggerated announcements,” said Dikshit, who is looking at a fourth consecutive win for her party in assembly elections due in November.

Dikshit said her government has completed all the ground work for the launch of the food security scheme on August 20, which will ensure distribution of subsidised foodgrains to eligible families.


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