New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday asserted that BJP will win the ensuing Delhi Assembly polls to notch up a record nine consecutive wins in different elections in the country.
Addressing BJP leaders and workers at a "thanks giving programme" organised by the party's state unit at his residence this evening to thank the central government for launching various initiatives in respect of the national capital, Naidu said the "party will continue its victory march in Delhi also."
"BJP in the last eight months has recorded eight wins in a row in the elections to the Lok Sabha and assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharastra and Jharkhand besides emerging as the largest party in terms of votes polled in Jammu & Kashmir," he said.
Naidu elaborated that this has been possible on account of the "secular wave of hope and confidence in the leadership of Narendra Modi" sweeping across the country.
He said that based on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP will form the government in Delhi after the ensuring assembly polls and this would help both central and states to work hand-in-hand to take Delhi to a new level.
Naidu gave an account of the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Urban Development for betterment of lives of the people of Delhi, which include Union Cabinet's decision in favour of regularisation of unauthorised colonies of Delhi by approving an amendment to the Revised Guidelines of 2007, extending the cut-off date from March 31, 2002 to June 1, 2014, which has the potential to benefit about 60 lakh people.
He referred the extension of the validity of NCT of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act by three years till December, 2017 giving protection to unauthorised constructions.
Naidu also mentioned about the series of steps taken for the benefit of the people in Delhi including simplification of Delhi Building Bye-laws, increasing the FAR (floor area ratio) and ground coverage limits, conversion to freehold of all expired term leases of Nazrul properties among others.
Naidu criticised Congress for harming the interests of the country while in power and doing the same now in the opposition by misusing its numbers in Rajya Sabha to stall major legislations.
BJP state president Satish Upadhyay, former president Vijay Goel, BJP MPs from Delhi and a large number of workers from different parts of Delhi attended the programme.