Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ch. Anil Kumar said that the BJP has undertaken a “Becho India Campaign” in which the Modi Government has been selling off national assets, painstakingly created by the successive Congress Governments after Independence, at throwaway prices to the cronies of BJP, while the Delhi BJP has been selling prime assets in Delhi, with the knowledge that after 15 years of misrule and misappropriation of funds in the Municipal Corporations of Delhi, the people of Delhi would not give them another reign in the MCDs.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s move to auction three acres of prime land of the Rajan Babu TB Hospital at GTB Nagar (in North Delhi), to build three private hospitals, is yet another instance of the BJP’s agenda of liquidating prime assets, to loot as much money as possible, before people throw out the BJP from the MCDs. Ch. Anil Kumar said that BJP’s “JhuggiSammanYatra” was a ploy to do a survey of the JJ Clusters so that areas could be identified to demolish the jhuggis and hand over the land thus recovered to private land sharks.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the MCDs had become dens of corruption, and in the last 15 years, the BJP indulged in huge corruption and major scams, draining the Corporations of all their funds, and bring financial ruin to the Municipal body.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that in the final few months of its rule in the MCDs, the BJP was liquidating MCD assets recklessly, and demanded that the MCDs should be dissolved before the BJP leaves the MCDs as mere skeletons. He said that a few months ago, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation had sold the Novelty Cinema, worth several crores, for just 34 crores, and plans were on the anvil to lease out the historic Town Hall to convert it to a “Heritage Hotel”.
Ch. Anil Kumar said that the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party had made Delhi a ‘pauper’ State, and their misrule would be known only for corruption, inaction and inefficiency. He said that when thousands of people died of Covid-19 pandemic, gasping for breath, Chief Minister Arvind thought of saving money, and not saving the lives of the people, while the BJP parroted their usual parody of “fund crunch” for not doing anything, though they were functioning under the very nose of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and could have asked for financial support from the Centre.