BJP will win 2025 Delhi assembly poll, will solve 90 pc of city's problems: Manoj Tiwari

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 03-04-2024 18:54 IST | Created: 03-04-2024 18:54 IST
BJP will win 2025 Delhi assembly poll, will solve 90 pc of city's problems: Manoj Tiwari
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As campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls gathers pace, BJP's North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari has sounded the bugle for the 2025 Delhi assembly elections and says the party will come to power after 25 years and solve 90 per cent of the city's problems in one term.

In an interaction with PTI editors at the news agency's headquarters on Wednesday, the actor-singer-politician promised additional sops to Delhiites while retaining all existing benefits such as power subsidies.

''The BJP has been out of power in Delhi for nearly 25 years. It's not BJP's defeat, it's Delhi's defeat. Now, Delhi will win and I hope there will be a double engine government with Narendra Modi becoming prime minister in 2024... and in 2025 Delhi will give a chance to the BJP,'' he said.

Delhi, he said, will be rid of all its troubles imposed on it by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dispensation.

''With Modi as PM, the BJP will solve 90 per cent of problems of Delhi in one term, if voted to power in the 2025 assembly polls,'' Tiwari, who is contesting from North East Delhi for a third term in the Lok Sabha, said.

Be it drains, air pollution or a toxic Yamuna, the BJP has a plan and will execute it, he said.

The people of the country, Tiwari added, have immense faith in the prime minister and there is no metric to measure their love for him.

''People have been making comparisons and believe that the INDIA combine is working to bring dynasts and corrupt to power while Narendra Modi is endeavouring to eradicate dynasty politics and corruption,'' he said.

Tiwari is the only sitting MP from Delhi retained by the BJP for the 2024 elections. The party holds all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the city.

''Who gets a ticket and who does not... this is not a very big thing. In the BJP, the political culture has changed. No one is dropped, but they are given other responsibilities. Parvesh Verma (West Delhi MP), for instance, was made in-charge of a state... or Ramesh Bidhuri (South Delhi MP) may be given some other responsibility. Even Harsh Vardhan (Chandni Chowk MP) is busy with campaigning,'' the BJP MP said.

In his view, there is no sympathy for the AAP in Delhi after the arrest of party national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the alleged excise policy scam.

''Arvind Kejriwal has troubled people in Delhi so much that there is no sympathy after his arrest... rather people are angry,'' Tiwari said, claiming that no one had questioned about the Delhi chief minister's arrest in the campaign meetings he has been holding.

Tiwari was confident the BJP will win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and the party will try to improve its vote percentage from 56 per cent in 2019.

He also said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), spearheaded by the BJP, will cross the 400-mark winning 20-25 more seats in the Lok Sabha polls.

People of Delhi are very intelligent, Tiwari said.

He said they elected the AAP thinking it will provide free electricity and free water supply. But, now, the commercial rate of electricity has gone up from Rs 8 per unit to Rs 24 per unit, and even as electricity use up to 200 units per month is free of cost, the bills of people using more have doubled, Tiwari claimed.

In the interim budget of the NDA government in 2014, there was provision of 100 unit free electricity, he said and added, ''Now, the free benefits (power, water, bus ride for women) are not going to be shutdown by the BJP.'' ''In fact, we want to give more like free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh under the Ayushman Bharat scheme and houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna that have not been implemented by the Delhi government,'' he said.

Tiwari said development works worth Rs 14,700 crore were undertaken in his constituency in his two terms. Roads and flyovers were constructed to ease traffic jams and cut journey time to Haridwar in Uttarakhand and cities in western Uttar Pradesh cities, he said. Besides, the building of one Kendirya Vidyalaya has been completed and work is underway on two others, a river-front on the Yamuna is also being developed, Tiwari said.

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