n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |

Describing five years of BJP rule in the Municipality Corporation of Delhi as an example of “inefficiency” and “sleepy administration”, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit exhorted people to vote for Congress in the municipal polls to facilitate improvement in civic services.

Accusing BJP-ruled MCD of depriving the city of basic sanitation and cleanliness at a series of poll meetings, she said a better work culture in municipal administration would be ensured if Congress comes to power in the polls.

Dikshit addressed election meetings at Fatehpur Beri, Sarai Kale Khan, Vasant Kunj, Vikaspuri and Nanakpura.

Criticising the MCD for failing to spend huge amount of financial assistance given by Delhi government, Dikshit said the municipal administration would be overhauled if Congress was voted to power.

Referring to her government’s decision to reserve 50 percent seats in municipal polls for women, she said it paved the way for greater participation of women in the decision making process of the three new civic agencies.

“This decision has encouraged more and more women to come out of kitchen and participate in the election. They are now ready to spread their wings with an intention to streamline municipal administration,” she said.

Talking about poor condition of the roads in rural areas, Dikshit alleged that the BJP totally overlooked development activities in villages which was “very unfortunate”.

Alleging widespread corruption in the MCD in the last five years, she said the “ghost employee scam” as well as “teacher recruitment scam” in the civic agency have tarnished its image.

Tag : #BJP #Congress #elections #MCD #Sheila Dikshit

Syria frees abducted French journalists after 10 months

from firstpost

Syria frees abducted French journalists after 10 months

London: Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.Edouard Elias, Didier Franois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres we...


17 people detained in UP for illegal entry into India

from firstpost

17 people detained in UP for illegal entry into India

Maharajganj, UP: Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB s...

Three teens gunned down in Ranchi

from firstpost

Three teens gunned down in Ranchi

Ranchi: Suspected Maoist guerrillas have shot dead three teenagers on the outskirts of Ranchi, police said Saturday.According to police, the guerrillas killed the three, aged between 15 and 17, at Mas...

Karachi: Two Pakistani UN staff members kidnapped by gunmen

from firstpost

Karachi: Two Pakistani UN staff members kidnapped by gunmen

Islamabad: Gunmen have kidnapped two men working for the U.N. Children's Fund from Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, police said Saturday.The two Pakistani men were on their way to a bus terminal t...

Man hangs self after killing wife, daughter

from firstpost

Man hangs self after killing wife, daughter

Muzaffarnagar: A man allegedly killed his wife and three-year-old daughter, after which he hanged himself, police said today.26-year old property dealer Ashu Kumar killed his wife Shah Kumbhri (24) an...

Jharkhand: Eight dead after truck runs over wedding party

from firstpost

Jharkhand: Eight dead after truck runs over wedding party

Eight people in a marriage party died after they were crushed by a truck in Jharkhand's coal city Dhanbad, police said Saturday.According to the police, the marriage of Anup Singh, a resident of Jamsh...

Underwater search for MH370 might end in a week: Officials

from firstpost

Underwater search for MH370 might end in a week: Officials

Sydney/Perth: Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" po...