Electricity crisis, women’s safety and lack of development in unauthorised colonies and villages will be among the slew of issues over which the Bharatiya Janata Party will pull up the Congress in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls. On the sidelines of its first State executive committee meeting on Tuesday, Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel said the party will specially focus on the youth, women and marginalised sections of society.

“The BJP is presenting an alternative model of development where all sections of society will be benefitted…. While we set the agenda, the Congress is playing catch up.” he said.

The party also passed a political resolution demanding full Statehood for Delhi. The resolution was tabled by Delhi BJP general secretary Ramesh Bidhuri and seconded by party legislator Subhash Sachdeva. “The Delhi BJP is in favour of full Statehood as this will end multiplicity of agencies. Unfortunately, the Congress Government has done nothing towards this end,” said Mr. Goel.

“We are making efforts to mobilise party cadres in 11,000 polling booths across the city. We have appointed Assembly seat coordinators on all seats,” he said, adding that mass contact programmes on public issues have been arranged.

Referring to the youth rally held at Talkatora Staidum on Sunday, Mr. Goel said the response was encouraging and it indicated that people were looking for a change. He also alleged that the Delhi Government does not cooperate with the BJP-led municipal corporations. “The funds which should have reached the civic bodies by first week of May have still not reached any of our three municipal corporations. This clearly shows the State Government’s negligence towards the civic bodies.” The State executive meeting saw the participation of national BJP president Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, national organisational secretary Ram Lal, national general secretary Anant Kumar, Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijay Kumar Malhotra, party’s national headquarters in-charge and former Member of Parliament O. P. Kohli, former BJP presidents Mange Ram Garg and Vijendra Gupta, party’s national secretaries Shyam Jaju, Aarti Mehra and Vani Tripathi, former Delhi Minister and current in-charge of Haryana Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, members of national executive Nand Kishore Garg, Pravesh Kumar, Tulsi Aggarwal and leaders from the municipals corporations.