Pitching for a single command structure in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday urged Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to solve the issue as a multiplicity of commands caused confusion and delayed developmental work.
She also told Mr. Gandhi that 13 lakh people in Delhi had given their signatures to a vow that they wanted Congress and Mr. Gandhi to lead them.
“People see in you the future... What Delhi does today, other states (of the country) follow tomorrow,” she said, underlining the growing demand within the party for the naming of Mr. Gandhi as the Congress prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls next year.
Talking about the work done by her government, Ms. Dikshit cited the example of the regularisation of unauthorised colonies, which she said had taken four years to achieve.
“It would not have taken that long had the command (structure) been single,” she said.
The Congress rally was held at Mangolpuri at a ground adjacent to one such colony, which was authorised by the Congress government.
The unauthorised colonies are considered to be traditional votebanks of Congress.
In January this year, Delhi government had given its in-principle nod for the regularisation of over 200 unauthorised colonies in the national capital to pave the way for their development on a par with the other areas of the city.
“There are a number of authorities here, the government, MCDs, NDMC, Lieutenant Governor etc.
“Multiplicity of commands causes complexity and leads to confusion. If there is one command, this problem can be solved.
“I urge Rahul Gandhiji to work for the redressal of the problem,” Ms. Dikshit said at the rally in New Delhi.