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MCD elections: BJP, Congress promise development

Delhi,Politics, Sun, 08 Apr 2012 IANS

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The fight for Delhi Municipal Corporation has intensified with the two major political parties, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) releasing their election manifestos here, promising development and growth.


The Congress has tried to exercise the ghost of Anna Hazare with a promise of Citizen's Charter for the MCD if it comes to power.


The Congress also promised better facilities in MCD schools, special scholarships for minorities and Scheduled Castes, new hospitals, better streets, and even spectacles to children and walking sticks for senior citizens.


The BJP countered with an assault on Congress' scam-riddled union government and promised to go for all-round development in Capital if re-elected to power in the MCD polls.


In the party's election manifesto, BJP top brass announced ambitious plans to sanitise the capital and earn revenue as well by reusing garbage for manufacturing tiles and manure.


The party also promised a a new medical college under the MCD "in 2012 itself", along with a masterplan "for making the drainage system of Delhi pollution free".


These are the first elections after the MCD was trifurcated in separate municipal corporations for east, north and south Delhi. While the corporations of north and south Delhi will have 104 wards each, there will be 64 wards in east Delhi. Fifty percent of the seats have been reserved for women.


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