The BJP is concentrating on local issues of the national capital and addressing them as the election commission is all set to announce the poll dates anytime
Bengaluru: With the election commission of India set to announce the date for Delhi polls anytime, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to impress the electorate.
After having faced poll loss in Jharkhand, the saffron party is keen to ensure that it addresses the local issues of Delhi rather than concentrate on national issues, which may not have a deep impact on Delhi voters.
The BJP has launched campaign against the Arvind Kejriwal government over quality of drinking water in Delhi.
Interestingly, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwary has promised to make water and electricity cheaper by at least five times to the people of Delhi if the party is voted to power in the next assembly election.
It has to be noted that cheaper water and electricity were the promises that brought Kejriwal to power in 2015.
Apart from all these, the central government recently brought a bill in Parliament for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi. It has been a major local issue for Delhi.
It was passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament. It gives ownership rights to be given on the basis of power of attorney, agreement of sale, will or possession letter, as quoted by India Today.
The new law applies to 1,797 identified unauthorised colonies of Delhi. The BJP hopes that this law will play a key role in swinging it back to power in Delhi despite the city becoming the epicentre of protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act.
This year alone, the BJP has lost to pass the majority mark in Haryana, failed to stitch a coalition with its pre-poll alliance Shiva Sena as the regional party joined hands with the NCP and Congress.
So the party is desperate to do well in the national capital. Both Amit Shah and PM Naendra Modi have addressed rallies in Delhi till now.
Last Updated 10:42 AM IST