Delhi

AAP has become a laughing stock, says BJP leader

Nadda says it has ‘grabbed power’ by making ‘false promises’

BJP national working president J.P. Nadda on Saturday claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had become a “laughing stock” even as he alleged it had “grabbed power” by making “false promises” and needed to be dislodged.

The leader was addressing the party’s State working committee meeting at the Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar International Centre here.

Other senior party leaders took the opportunity to blame both the Congress, which helmed three successive governments in the Capital before the AAP, before passing a resolution to “take the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government to the people of Delhi” and “dislodging the government of liars” that the Delhi government had become.

‘Serious vision’

Mr. Nadda exuded confidence about the BJP forming the government in Delhi.

“They [the AAP] have become a laughing stock. Delhi, being the national capital, needs a leadership which has a serious vision for the city...I am fully confident that we will succeed in Delhi,” the BJP leader said.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari presided over the meeting which also had national vice-presidents Shyam Jaju, Dushyant Gautam, former Union Minister Vijay Goel, Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta, MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Ramesh Bidhuri, Pravesh Verma, Hans Raj Hans and Pradesh general secretary Ravinder Gupta, who conducted the meeting, in attendance.

Membership campaign

Mr. Nadda listed the public welfare schemes of the Narendra Modi-led government and congratulated the party’s Delhi unit for its performance in the recent Lok Sabha election in which party won all the seven seats in the Capital with significant margins.

The party’s national secretary [organisation] Ramlal asked workers to ensure that the party’s soon-to-be-launched membership campaign made it possible for the party to “enter every house”.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari claimed that the AAP had “failed” to address what he termed was an “acute water crisis” in the city and announced that the BJP had prepared a “detailed plan” to address the problems being faced by the Capital faces.

“There is enough water in Yamuna which flows through Delhi but people are not being supplied water. When Kejriwal came to power, there were 6,800 buses in the fleet of the DTC but today there are only 3,800 buses by paralysing the transport system...People are suffering due to 15 years’ Congress rule and now 5 years of Kejriwal’s misgovernance,” Mr. Tiwari said.

“We have resolved that we will develop Yamunosha on Yamuna like Santosa of Singapore and go to every house and lane of Delhi with the policies and schemes of Central government in the next few months and achieve the target of forming Delhi Government in 2020 for which I have full trust in the workers,” Mr. Tiwari added.

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