Delhi, 6 March: In order to woo the Delhi residents, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he will turn the national capital into London if they won MCD polls.
Aam Aadmi Party convener made this statement in Uttam Nagar on Sunday while encouraging people to vote for their party in the upcoming municipal polls.
“In the assembly polls you gave us 67 seats but this time do not leave any such gap. If we win the MCD polls, we will spruce up Delhi and make it look like London within a year,” he said.
He sought to woo the residents of unauthorised colonies, places that lack basic amenities.
“We have also sent a proposal to the central government for regularisation of unauthorised colonies. The issue is pending before the Delhi High Court,” Mr Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, he did not forget to target BJP, as he said that his two-year-old government has done what the BJP dispensation in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh failed to do in 10-15 years.
He said that People of Delhi are only paying Rs. 1,370 for 400 units of electricity, whereas in Gujarat it costs Rs. 2,700. In Uttar Pradesh, it is Rs. 2,600 for 400 units and people in Mumbai need to pay Rs. 4,000 for the same, he added.
Appealing to people to vote for AAP in large numbers, he said, “We do not have money to contest election. You (public) have to help us. One person should tell 100 people to vote for the AAP. We have to clean Delhi.
“Give all 272 seats to AAP. You have seen the Congress and the BJP. Both are corrupt. Only AAP works for you.”
He also promised to clean the national capital in the coming days.
However, several disappointed residents of the area led by former Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma showed black flag to Kejriwal during his public rally there.
People also chanted slogans against the Chief Minister and burnt his effigies, alleging the work which began four years ago was not yet completed.
In Delhi, there are three municipal bodies — north, south and east corporations — which will go to polls in April. Presently, the BJP has been managing the civic bodies in the national capital.