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‘Congress Govt is insensitive’: Interview with Vijendra Gupta

The Delhi BJP has looked ineffective and out of sync with topical issues lately. Atul Mathur asks the newly elected Vijendra Gupta how he plans to bring the party back on track.

delhi Updated: May 16, 2010 00:08 IST
Atul Mathur
Atul Mathur
Hindustan Times

It’s after a long time that the national leadership has chosen a young leader for Delhi BJP. This is the party’s well thought-after decision. At our national council meeting in Indore, the party president had made it clear that the youth and the next generation will be given more responsibility.

The Delhi BJP has looked ineffective and out of sync with topical issues lately. How do you plan to bring the party back on track?

I’ve had a long association with Delhi administration — 15 years as municipal councillor and two years as chairman of MCD standing committee. It’s not difficult for me to understand that the present Congress government is insensitive to real problems and is the most arrogant government.

Infighting cost the party dearly in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections. How do you plan to tackle it?

A sense of insecurity is the main reason for infighting. It can be minimised by giving opportunities to those who have been performing or have the potential to perform, irrespective of their affiliation.

What’s your take on the Delhi government's attempt to exercise control on MCD?

The government’s new stand is contradictory to the Constitution. Any suppression of the local body cannot be tolerated. We can have a debate on the pros and cons of the system.

First Published: May 16, 2010 00:04 IST