New Delhi: Reaching out to people ahead of
the crucial MCD polls, BJP today launched a yatra to create awareness about what it called a "corrupt" Congress Government in Delhi and issues that concern the common man.
The "Jansangharsh Yatra" by Delhi BJP President Vijender
Gupta, which was flagged off from Burari, will cover the
entire city in 15 days and is aimed at exposing "the failures
of the Delhi government."
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Gupta asked the Central government why Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was not being held responsible for the CWG scam and why all the culprits were not being probed in the 2G scam.
He also slammed Dikshit saying not a single colony had
been authorised during the last five years and not a single
college opened during the period under the Delhi University.
"The Delhi government is making false promises on the one
hand during elections, and indulging in scams worth crores of
rupees on the other," he said.
He claimed that power tariff was to be reduced in 2010,
but Dikshit opposed this, and the rates have instead increased
With the help of private companies, the people of Delhi
are being looted for water, he said.
BJP leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra said Delhi is no longer
safe for women and has become a land of criminals, rapists and
He said the Congress government was "immune to the
problems of the common man", and the people of Delhi should
give BJP a chance to solve their problems.
The launch date coincided with the 44th death anniversary
of former BJP leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, and BJP
leaders, including Gupta, paid rich tributes to him.