New Delhi, Sep 21 : Eyeing the votes of the Pooravanchal people residing in the national capital, the BJP on Friday attacked the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for politically exploiting them and said that it is organising the ‘Poorvanchal Mahakumbh’ on September 23 to raise the issues faced by these people.
“It is sad that both the Congress and AAP have emotionally blackmailed and politically exploited the people of Poorvanchal settled in Delhi but have not made any effort to either regularize the unauthorized colonies where they live or to provide them basic amenities,” Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari said at a press conference here.
Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his silence over the anti-encroachment drive and sealing issue, Tiwari said, “The silence of Kejriwal on these issues is shocking as the maximum effect of it is falling on people of Poorvanchal residents settled in the city.”
“We have called this Poorvanchal Mahakumbh to raise the problems of Poorvanchal region and other residents of Delhi,” he said.
BJP President Amit Shah will be the chief guest at the ‘Poorvanchal Mahakumbh’ organised by the party’s Delhi unit. He is also supposed to address the mega event in the city.
“Shahji will address around one lakh Poorvanchal residents settled in Delhi at Ramlila Maidan and apprise them of the development works launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for entire Poorvanchal belt,” Tiwari added.
The BJP had in November 2016 appointed Tiwari as the city party chief considering the dominance of Poorvanchali voters which constitute over 40 per cent of the voting population.
The BJP under Tiwari won in the 2017 civic polls in the city.