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MCD polls: Sacked AAP minister triggers row by 'campaigning'

MCD polls 2017: Delhi BJP expels 21 members, including four councillors BJP releases manifesto for upcoming municipal polls
Eleena Tovar | 26 Abril, 2017, 16:07

A day after joining the BJP, former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely on Wednesday hit out at his one-time mentor and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, dubbing her as a "burden" on the Congress.

"We will institute a single, unified public grievance helpline for the Delhi government and the MCD with a turnaround time of 48 hours", Kejriwal announced during the release of the manifesto at his official residence Wednesday noon.

"The current Delhi Congress chief is not able to reach out to leaders as is needed and that is a reason for people leaving", Dikshit was quoted by ANI. He said, on the one hand, Kejriwal laments the lack of cleanliness in Delhi and on the other hand, the BJP led MCD is not allowed to carry forward its Swachhta campaigns as per its plan.

Making its intention clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on an expanding spree in the North-east, the saffron Party has hailed its victory in Dhemaji bye-election in Assam and wresting of Manipur from Congress.

Addressing a press conference here, BJP's national vice- president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said the party has taken a firm stand.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Dilip Pandey in a letter to BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that the BJP-ruled municipal corporations in the city have become a den of corruption.

Attacking Shah over his promise to abolish corruption from the municipal corporations, Pandey said that the BJP had been ruling the civic bodies for the last 10 years but the corruption, instead of going down, has only increased. We won't even allow anyone else to do it.

Without naming Lovely, Maken said he got "everything" from the Congress and yet was lured by the BJP for his "lust for power".

Unveiling its manifesto for the MCD polls, the BJP on Sunday promised social security for the unorganised sector, meal at low cost, and more model schools among other promises. The party's manifesto has also vowed to give protective gears to the sanitation workers along with a health insurance scheme and Rs 50,000 fixed deposit for their daughters. "The Congress seems to be a dying party", Lovely said.