Party to focus on problems of slum,JJ colony residents: Goel

Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel on Tuesday said the party has started working for the development of 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies,30 lakh in JJ colonies,10 lakh in slums and 5 to 10 lakh in villages.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published:March 6, 2013 1:15 am

Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel on Tuesday said the party has started working for the development of 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies,30 lakh in JJ colonies,10 lakh in slums and 5 to 10 lakh in villages.

Goel warned Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit against raising the power tariff again. He said BJP will reduce the power tariff by 30 per cent. “In BJP-ruled states like Gujarat,rates have not been raised for 12 years,” he said.

Meanwhile,the Delhi government has sanctioned a loan of Rs 1 crore to corporations to pay for preparing layout plans of newly regularised colonies. South corporation Standing Committee chairman Rajesh Gehlot said the corporation will not accept a “loan” from the government. “We need the grant and not a loan. We have directed the corporation to refuse the loan,” Gehlot said.

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