Holding out that development in Delhi has eluded the villages whose condition was not as good as in the BJP-ruled States of like Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where farmers are provided with zero per cent interest loans and other facilities, party president Rajnath Singh on Sunday declared that on coming to power in Delhi his party would replicate those development models in the city.
Addressing the Gramin Akrosh Rally organised by the Delhi BJP at Bawana in North-West Delhi, Mr. Singh claimed that people of the Capital were fed up with the 14 year rule of the Congress. He said at the Centre too the situation was no different and corruption and price rise will lead to an early demise of the UPA Government.
Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel said the rally was organised to raise the problems being faced by the 360 villages of Delhi. He declared that on coming to power BJP would extend the Lal Dora area, provide tube wells within one month, ensure three times higher compensation for land acquisition and reduce the power tariff by 30 per cent.
Apart from this, Mr. Goel avowed to abolish Section 81, 65-A and 33 of Land Acquisition Act immediately so that the land of the villagers was not taken away. He alleged that Delhi Government had completely neglected the villages. “We shall make arrangements for good roads, sewer system and water supply. There will be no need to get approval of lay out plans in villages and the farmers would be able to construct houses, godowns, educational institutions, nursing homes etc. and this would also lead to generation of employment,” he said.