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Delhi polls: Shashi Tharoor asks people to vote for Congress, says they did good work

Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor asked the people of Delhi on Thursday to vote for his party saying that they had done a lot of god work.

New Delhi: Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor asked the people of Delhi on Thursday to vote for his party saying that they had done a lot of god work.

He said that Congress had ushered in electricity, Jal Board reforms and CNG reforms in Delhi and had also regularized colonies.

Tharoor wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter: “Fact - In Delhi Congress ushered in electricity and Jal Board reforms, CNG reforms, regularized colonies. Vote Congress.”

Meanwhile, three key players, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, BJP's Kiran Bedi and Ajay Maken of Congress, besides a number of other heavyweights yesterday filed nominations for the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls as campaign for the elections picked up momentum.

Bedi, the chief ministerial nominee of BJP, and Maken led roadshows from their constituencies before filing the nominations while Kejriwal went straight to the election office.

Bedi will contest from BJP stronghold of Krishna Nagar while Kejriwal will seek re-election from prestigious New Delhi constituency where he had defeated Sheila Dikshit by over 22,000 votes in the last election.

"Our fight is not against any person or political party. It's against corruption and price rise. Last time the people of Delhi had given us a huge mandate. I hope they will give us the full mandate for running the government for five years," Kejriwal had said, as per PTI.

Promising to bring a new kind of politics, Bedi had said if voted to power, she will come out with a "white paper" for every government department and initiate a "security index" to ensure better policing.

"Once we are in power every government department will give us a white paper enabling us to find out where we are and where are we beginning from. To find out the pending issues, newer challenges. The reports will be put on the websites of the departments. We will give Delhi the government it deserves," she had said.

After filing his nomination, Maken had attacked Kejriwal and Bedi, accusing them of using Anna Hazare to fulfil their political ambitions.

Maken, who is the Congress campaign committee chief, had also said that AAP and BJP were two sides of the same coin as anti-Congressism "is their thought".

"Both of them used to wave flags standing beside Anna Hazare. They got into politics by climbing on his shoulder. The Ps and Ss about which Bedi has been talking about these days does not include corruption, does corruption become a non-issue as soon as she got into BJP," he had said.

He then carried out a road show travelling in an open jeep along with hundreds of supporters that crisscrossed Sadar Bazar constituency.

Highlighting achievements of the previous Congress government in Delhi, he had said, "If Delhi is so advanced, it is just because of our government's efforts.”

A number of senior leaders from various political parties including BJP's Jagdish Mukhi, Vijender Gupta, Nand Kishore Garg and Yogendra Chandolia had also filed their nominations yesterday.

With PTI inputs