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MCD polls: JDU takes political plunge, could upset AAP’s applecart

JD (United) to contest all 272 seats in the upcoming MCD Election

The party to target Poorvanchalis staying in Delhi

Plans to launch door-to-door campaign

Janata Dal (United) has announced that it will contest on all 272 seats in the upcoming MCD election of Delhi scheduled to be held in April this year. The announcement was made in the party’s state executive council meeting held on February 19.

In the meeting two big decisions made by party president and Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar was announced. The party has decided to contest all 272 seats in the upcoming MCD election. The party has also decided to fight strongly 2019 Vidhan Sabha election in Delhi.

During the meeting several important decisions were taken regarding contesting upcoming MCD election. The entire campaign will be led by Nar Singh Shah, Delhi Vice President, JD (U).

The thrust of the campaign will be to gain the trust of the voters and claim big victory in MCD election. The party has decided to bank on door to door campaign in each and every ward so that maximum people can be reached. The party expressed its confidence to repeat the victory it claimed in the last Bihar Assembly Election last year.

Speaking on the occasion Mithilesh Singh, party’s Delhi general secretary said: “From the last ten years BJP is in power and the situation has become so worse that workers are not getting even their salaries. How can hungry workers give their best services? The entire MCD is knee deep in corruption and people are compelled to live in a hell like situation.”

Addressing the workers, Raj Man Singh, party president, Delhi unit, said: “BJP is in power in MCD from the last two terms. Instead of giving better civic facilities the party has left it to struggle because of financial irregularities and massive corruption.”

Considering the huge numbers of people from Poorvanchal living in Delhi, the party is confident to garner a massive victory in the upcoming MCD election. These people are party’s big support base. They like and support the Bihar model of governance

The party think that they had helped Aam Aadmi Party to register big victory in the last assembly election but now they feel side-lined. The promises made to them are forgotten and now all tall claims have confined on paper only.

The party is confident to change the dilapidated condition of MCD once it comes in power. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has pledged to bring Bihar’s well-acclaimed model of good governance in Delhi too and give the people of Delhi a better and effective body of Municipal Corporation.

The party has planned to conduct various rallies across the state that will be chaired by several big leaders of the party. The chief minister himself will address some of these election rallies.

Several short films showcasing party’s commendable works in the state of Bihar will be made and highlighted during election. The party hopes that the people of Delhi would support a move that would give them a better working municipal corporate body.

Delhi MCD elections are due in April of 2017 and the major contenders are supposed to be Congress, BJP and AAP. But now people in Delhi want a fresh face in MCD different from all these three parties.

Currently, BJP heads all the three divisions of MCD. However, the recent tussle between MCD and the Delhi Government has left people of Delhi to live in a heap of garbage causing them massive inconvenience which needs to be changed at the earliest.

The meeting was presided over by Sanjay Jha, general secretary JD (U), R P C Singh, party MP, Rajya Sabha, Raj Man Singh, party president, Delhi, Nar Singh Shah, party’s Delhi vice President, Mithilesh Singh, party’s Delhi general secretary.

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