New Delhi: Developmental works and bringing
accountability and transparency in municipal administration
are among the promises made by Congress for the April 15
municipal polls in the city.
The party came out with separate manifestos for each of
the three new municipalities, focusing on specific needs of
the areas on sectors like health, education, sanitation and
other basic infrastructure.
The function brought together almost all the Delhi
Congress leaders including Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit,
Union Ministers Ajay Maken and Krishna Tirath, DPCC president
JP Agarwal, senior AICC leaders Motilal Vohra, Janardhan
Dwivedi and MPs Mahabal Mishra and Ramesh Sharma.
Speaking at the function Dikshit said the basic objective
of the party would be to ensure transparency and
accountability in municipal administration if Congress comes
back to power in the municipal bodies.
"Our basic objective would be to make Delhi a clean city
which the BJP ruled MCD had failed miserably in the past five
years. The MCD failed to deliver as it was riddled with
corruption and irregularities," Dikshit said.
Claiming credit for significantly improving
infrastructure of the city, Dikshit, however, said the
BJP-ruled MCD failed miserably to ensure cleanliness across
"Congress government gave a new look to the city. But
look at the MCD. It totally failed even to ensure basic
cleanliness across the city," she said.
Talking about alleged corruption in the MCD, Dikshit
pointed towards several scams in the municipality including
the ghost employee scam and accused the agency of not taking
any action against the guilty.
She also blamed "corruption" in the MCD for a number of
building collapse in the city in the last couple of years
saying "unsafe constructions" have been taking place across
despite a spate of building collapses in which hundreds of
innocent lives have been lost.