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MCG elections: Acid test for Chief Minister Khattar

Gurugram: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned to be victorious in the second civic elections that will be held on September 24. The only party to contest on 35 wards, it has been projecting the face of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to impress over 5 lakh voters.
Large hoardings in the city are now being put up asking the city voters to vote in the name and work of Chief Minister.
The Bharatiya Janata Party that has also released its vision document on the MCG have highlighted its work in the revamping of road infrastructure and other developmental activities.
While there may be work that is being undertaken to improve the major city routes like NH-8, Sohna road and Golf Course road, there is dissatisfaction over the neglect of internal city roads.
There is also growing resentment over lack of intervention by the state government towards the preservation of Aravallis.
Even as the state government has signed a pact with a Chinese company to convert the waste into energy at Bandhwari landfill site, there is still no certainty when the project will start to make any progress.
More than 90 trucks from Gurugram and Faridabad continue to dump garbage at the 30 acre landfill site daily.
The challenges for BJP further got heightened with lot of independent candidates participating in the election.
Understanding the significance of independents, other political parties like Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Congress have begun to lend their support to the popular candidates.
Taking cognisance of the challenges, all the major leaders of BJP in the state have now begun to campaign in the city.
"Unlike other parties, the BJP has shown more willingness to win. However, with there being so much anger against uneven development in the city that people are voting for individual candidates," said Nisha Rawat, a city resident.

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