Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel gave her a new title — the “ghoshana Chief Minister” (one who keeps making announcements) — on Tuesday.
“Narendra Modi’s point that the Delhi CM was busy cutting ribbons is quite valid. There are a whole lot of projects where ribbons were cut and lot of hype was created. But hardly any progress was made after that. I am challenging the CM to come and debate this issue on any forum. There is an endless list of promises made and broken. Several projects in health, transport and almost every other sector were inaugurated during the Congress rule. They were either scrapped halfway or continue to lag,” Goel said.
“The Delhi Chief Minister promised to ensure 24-hour uninterrupted power supply in Delhi. But, despite repeated hikes in power tariff, Delhi witnesses long hours of power cuts. Industrial production was cut down by up to 25%, according to an ASSOCHAM report,” he added.
In what could be seen as an undermining of the leadership qualities of senior members of the party, Goel said his party had been losing elections because a charismatic leader like Narendra Modi had not been in charge of the party.
Responding to a question as to why the party did not win elections in Delhi despite having so many ‘Vijays’ — Modi had mentioned this at the rally on Sunday — Goel said, “Because Modi was not there.”
Asked if Modi was hinting at him when he said “the Vijays in the party”, Goel said, “It is for others to find out.”
Promises made and not kept
The BJP on Tuesday listed projects that were
inaugurated but not
completed. These include:
Super-specialty hospital in Dwarka: In November 2007, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit promised a 750-bed super specialty hospital here. Yet to materialise.
12 new Hospitals: Delhi government had promised 12 new hospitals with a total bed strength of 2,900 but none of them are complete. The construction of hospitals in Dwarka (750 beds), Vikaspuri (200 beds), Madipur (200 beds), Jwalapuri (200 beds), Ambedkar Nagar (200 beds) is already much delayed.
7 BRT Corridors: The present corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand is not a BRT but a mess, the BJP said.
Rajiv Ratna Housing Scheme: The Delhi government promised to make 60,000 houses for poor, but only about 14,500 houses have been constructed. No flat was allotted to the poor. In its election