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Delhi Polls: BJP to woo poor with water, electricity at Re 1

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The leader said that he has conveyed his suggestion to the party’s manifesto committee and it could be one of the major attractions of the poll promises of the saffron party for the assembly polls slated to take place on February 8.

New Delhi, January 14, 2020 (IANS) With less than a month for Delhi assembly polls, the BJP said that it would charge Rupee 1 from the poor for the water and electricity supply. The party also said that it will give only three seats to its alliance partner Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the city and it would not have an alliance with the -led Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).

Delhi Polls: Saffron Party’s Poll Plank

Speaking to reporters here on Monday, west Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Singh Verma told reporters, “If we win in the upcoming assembly polls our party will levy a token charge of Rupee 1 for water and power supply to poor people in the city.”

Targeting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government led by in the city over its free water and electricity scheme, Verma said: “The token charge will be to honour the self respect of the residents of Delhi.”

The BJP leader said that he has conveyed his suggestion to the party’s manifesto committee and it could be one of the major attractions of the poll promises of the saffron party for the Delhi assembly polls slated to take place on February 8.

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Delhi Polls: BJP to woo Delhi poor with water, electricity at Re 1

He also said that the party will carry out proper survey to identify the people living in slums, unauthorised colonies and villages to ascertain their members.

He said the party wants to ensure that the scheme benefits the people below the poverty level () mark.

Delhi Polls: BJP on alliance

Commenting on the SAD, he said, “They wanted four seats in the national capital, but we shall offer them only three.”

To a question about JJP willing to contest assembly elections, he said: “We will not have an alliance with them as they have no base here. Even during a public meeting held by Dushyant in Najafgarh area on Sunday hardly 1,000 people turned up.”

The BJP had won 3 out of 70 seats in 2015 assembly polls, while the AAP won 67 seats. The Congress scored a nil in the last assembly polls.



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