AAP govt using 'full statehood' issue to cover up all-round failure: Lekhi
New Delhi: BJP's New Delhi candidate Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday held a press conference at the party's state headquarters, detailing her development work as a Member of Parliament in the last five years.
Lekhi said, "The people of New Delhi had made me victorious on this seat in 2014 and I am confident that they will vote for me this year as well and make me victorious on the basis of my works in the last five years."
She said that BJP works on the basis of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas" and that this ideology has been central to whatever work she has undertaken during her tenure as MP from New Delhi.
She claimed that she spent Rs 32 crore to undertake various development projects in her constituency and that she was instrumental in completing several projects of different ministries in the Central Government.
Lekhi also said that she constructed toilets in RK Puram area to make it open-defecation free and even though Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana was not implemented in the Capital she has helped many people get treatment through the MP's funds at her disposal.
She said, "By obstructing the Aayushman Bharat Scheme in Delhi, Kejriwal has become the greatest enemy of the people of Delhi."
Lekhi also claimed that her office laid water supply pipelines at AIIMS, which was using groundwater for 50 years, according to her. She said that the Delhi government had failed to use the money allocated to them by the BJP government at the Centre and that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is "anti-development".
"Kejriwal has not done any work in the interest of the people of Delhi resulting in the failure of the system. In order to cover up its failures and mislead the people of Delhi, Kejriwal has raised the issue of full statehood," she said.