With a BJP government at the Centre, Members of Parliament (MPs) from Delhi are on an overdrive, meeting Union ministers and top bureaucrats to get works in their constituencies completed or cleared.
The MPs, in their meetings with Union ministers and top officials, are pushing for getting new development works sanctioned as well as complete the tasks started by the previous Congress government in their constituencies.
Over this, the new MPs are taking to social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to get their messages across to people.
Maheish Girri, MP from East Delhi, updates his Twitter account with pictures and details of his public meetings regularly.
“There are many issues like deteriorating law and order and security of women. I have talked to the Lt-Governor about it. Then, there are traffic issues. I have asked top officials to draw up an extensive plan,” Girri, who regularly takes rounds of his constituency, said.
Work on a water pipeline near Ghadoli farms that could not be laid for the last 15 years started within three days of his visiting the area, he claimed.
He alleged that despite Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely being the MLA of the area for several years, Gandhinagar still lacks basic amenities.
MP from West Delhi Parvesh Sahib Singh has already met Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, urging him to initiate the process for setting up a proposed hospital in Najafgarh.
“I have met Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu too. There is a water problem in Swarka and we need to address it. Work on flyovers near Punjabi Bagh will start soon. I had a meeting with PWD officials on this. We have also demarcated the boundaries of DDA land in Vikaspuri and Tilaknagar to prevent encroachment,” he said.
Ramesh Bidhuri, MP from South Delhi, claimed to have solved the water problem in Sangam Vihar, Tughlakabad and nearby areas under his constituency.
“A UGR of water in Tughlakabad, completed in 2007, will be made operational and will benefit 10 Assembly constituencies as it will supply 59 MGD (million gallons per day) water. After meeting the DJB chief, we have installed 20 tubewells in as many Assembly constituencies,” he said.
Bidhuri has also met Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan over allowing PNG connection in Kalkaji Extension.
He is also trying to make his presence felt on Twitter with the BJP brass laying emphasis on social media.
Manoj Tiwari, MP from Northeast Delhi, has been meeting people in his constituency to address their problems. “There are law and order issues. We have held meetings with police. There is a huge traffic problem in this area. There has been some relief for commuters after the area near Bhajanpura was made a signal-free zone with the help of traffic police. We have also asked councillors to fastrack all development works,” he said.
The MP is getting a new website made that will be connected to his Facebook and Twitter accounts.