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BJP candidates reach out to voters, speak of development

New Delhi: Now that campaigning for Lok Sabha election in Delhi is reaching its peak, the BJP continues to up its game by launching co-ordinated campaign events. While candidates like Manoj Tiwari, Meenakshi Lekhi, and Ramesh Bidhuri kept reaching out to voters in their respective constituencies, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta addressed the media on Monday dishing out fresh attacks against members of the opposition.

On the one hand, Tiwari appealed for people's support at a roadshow in Seemapuri (NE Delhi), praising works initiated and completed under the Narendra Modi-led government. On the other, Lekhi and Bidhuri went on to speak of development as the key poll plank for the saffron party.

At his roadshow, Tiwari said that Modi's strong leadership has resulted in the Central government taking key decisions on matters of national interest. "The Modi Government has fought decisive battles against terrorism, Maoism, discrimination, untouchability, and corruption," he said.

Meanwhile, Lekhi while inaugurating a new open gym in Lodhi Colony said that her constituency has seen constant development, whether it is in the form of laying down new roads or creating "solar bastis" that run on renewable energy sources.

Lekhi said that under Modi's leadership, she has been able to undertake projects like open gyms, for which she got inspiration from European countries where she noticed the application of the idea first.

While the candidates focused on establishing what they have done and can do for the electorate, Gupta went on to bring the battle to the opposition.

At his press conference, he accused the Aam Aadmi Party of trying to purchase votes of jhuggi-jhopdi dwellers. Gupta said that in addition to making false claims of having built 10,000 cement houses for jhuggi dwellers, the AAP is also trying to scare voters by saying that their homes will not be built if they don't vote for its candidates in the upcoming polls. He said that he has filed a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard and that he has been assured of action against AAP.

However, Tiwari and Bidhuri did not miss a chance to flay the opposition either. Tiwari said that Congress ruled for 70 years and consistently failed to deliver and AAP is just following in their footsteps when it comes to not fulfilling promises. Bidhuri while addressing workers in Dakshinpuri further said that members of the AAP and the Congress are trying to malign his image on social media by spreading fake news.

Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi met South, North and East Delhi mayors on Monday.

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