Delhi BJP discusses plans for development of jhuggis
NEW DELHI: The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday discussed plans for upliftment of residents in Delhi's jhuggi bastis and resettlement colonies, at a seminar 'Har Jhuggi Ko Samman Sankalp'.
The seminar was attended by around 3,000 active party workers residing in the jhuggis and resettlement clusters.
Inaugurating the event, BJP national vice-president Shyam Jaju said that the Arvind Kejriwal government, like its predecessor Congress government, treats jhuggis and Resettlement colonies residents as a vote bank.
Jaju claimed that the Delhi government has offered petty benefits to a large population of scheduled castes residing in the colonies, but denied them growth opportunities available to all others in Delhi.
He condemned the AAP government for levying utility charge of Rs 2 per entry on DUSIB toilets built with funds sanctioned for free toilets by the Centre.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that his party treats all sections of Delhi residents as citizens. "We believe that big development plans for Delhi can be envisioned by those sitting in corridors of power. But the actual executers reside in jhuggis and resettlement clusters."